Climate change is expected to cause wide reaching effects on Pakistan. In addition to increased heat and other extreme weather conditions and drought conditions in some parts of the country, the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas, threatens the volumetric flow rate of many of the most important rivers of Pakistan. As a result of ongoing climate change, the climate of Pakistan has become increasingly volatile over the past several decades; this trend is expected to continue.
Pakistan makes a tiny contribution to total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, less than 1% (among the lowest in the world) but it is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change, and it has very low technical and financial capacity to adapt to its adverse impacts. Food and water security, as well as large displacement of populations are already being threatened. Members of the public expect to have widespread impacts on their lives.
Tree Plantation can play a vital role in combating climate change, which affects our planet. According to the United Nations climate change report of 2017, the average number of trees must be above 25% of the land in a particular country. However, according to current data on trees, only 3% of the land of Pakistan is covered with trees, which is the lowest ratio in the world. It can not sustain the current heatwaves occurring in the different parts of the country.
There is no huge requirement of investment for tree plantation in the country. Every citizen of Pakistan can play a vital role in tree plantation campaigns arranged by different government & non-government organizations in the country.
On 14th August 2020, Pakistan’s Independence Day , PEHO FOundation arranged a Nationwide Plantation Campaign in which we planted more than 14,000 Plants in whole Pakistan.
From Gilgit – Karachi, our volunteers, and partner organizations from around Pakistan actively participated to make our Nation Clean and Green.