KPK Launches Billion-tree Drive – A Contribution to Global Forestation Campaign

Government of Khyber Pakthunkhwa in collaboration with IUCN launched its billion-tree campaign as a contribution to the global Bonn Challenge on occasion the World Environment Day today, Islamabad. The Bonn Challenge was established at a ministerial roundtable in September 2011, at the invitation of the German Government and IUCN. It calls for the restoration of 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020.The KPK government had especially invited the IUCN President, Mr. Xinsheng Zhang to the inaugural ceremony.  …  

05 Jun 2015 | International news release

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  signing between IUCN Pakistan and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)

IUCN Pakistan, FPCCI sign MoU for Promoting Sustainable Development in Pakistan

IUCN Pakistan and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint initiatives towards sustainable development in Pakistan. The MoUwas signed at a simple ceremony held at the office of the FPCCI. The MoU was signed by the IUCN Pakistan, Country Representative, Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema and FPCCI President Mian Mohammad Idrees. …  

15 May 2015 | International news release

Political Dialogue on ‘Commuting with Dignity’

The Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project organized a political dialogue in Islamabad today to reaffirm the need for sustainable transport systems in the country and to discuss the stance of prominent political parties of the country on the issue of mass transit systems. …  

10 Feb 2015 | International news release

Celebrating World Wetlands Day - Conservation of “world’s supermarkets” must for a better future

IUCN under the USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Programme funded ‘Saving the Endangered Sea Turtles’ Project organized the World Wetlands Day 2015 at the Wetland Centre Sandspit, Karachi. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

Focus on Climate Change, Water Issues Required for Environmental Sustainability

At a meeting held in Karachi, Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan, Federal Secretary Climate Change Division, reiterated government’s commitment to addressing various climate-change related issues, describing water as one requiring urgent attention. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director Asia, Mr. Malik Amin Aslam Khan, IUCN Vice President, Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative - IUCN Pakistan during IDCG 2015

Water scarcity, other environmental issues major future threat to Pakistan - preventive measures called for

In a meeting comprising donors and development sector experts, IUCN Pakistan highlighted some of the major environmental issues, mainly water, that are highly likely to plague the country in coming years. …  

21 Jan 2015 | International news release

Black Buck

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Revision Announcement

The Office of the Inspector general Forests (OIGF) Climate Change Division of the Government of Pakistan through its Biodiversity Directorate is currently focusing on implementing a Strategic Plan and Aichi Biodiversity Targets 2011-2020. …  

18 Nov 2014 | International news release

PAKSTRAN organizes walk and cycling rally in Islamabad, in collaboration with NUST on ‘Better Transport, Let’s Breathe Fresh!’

Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project and National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), organized a walk and cycling rally, in Islamabad today with a view to creating awareness of sustainable transport benefits amongst youth and students. …  

11 Nov 2014 | News story

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Celebrating 50 years of The IUCN Red List

Throughout 2014 we are celebrating the significant contribution of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ in guiding conservation action and policy decisions over the past 50 years. …  

10 Oct 2014 | News story

Sustainable Transport Project PAKSTRAN Receives 11th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2014

The National Forum for Environment & Health (NFEH) recognized the Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project for its contributions towards environmental excellence in Pakistan, at the 11th Annual Environment Excellence Awards held in Lahore today. …  

27 Sep 2014 | News story

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