Entire nation should brace itself to counter climate change effects: President

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said that Pakistan despite contributing less than 1% to global warming was amongst the top ten most affected countries by climate change and global warming.

He said that by 2050 Pakistan would become one of the most vulnerable countries to face the brunt of climate change.

The President called upon the entire nation and relevant organizations to brace themselves with the help of international community to minimize the negative impacts of climate change.

He expressed these views while addressing the ‘Pakistan- International and National Donors Conference’ for Relief and Rehabilitation, organized by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Islamabad.

The Conference was attended by Minister for National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination, Abdul Qadir Patel, Chairman PRCS, Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari, representatives of international and national organizations, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), diplomats and others, a press release issued by the President’s Media Wing here said.

While highlighting the importance of first-aid training, the President urged the Pakistan Red Crescent Society and other such organizations to launch comprehensive training and skill-imparting programs to train the youth in first-aid techniques and expertise with the aim to provide immediate relief to the affected population during manmade or natural calamities.

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