ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner in Pakistan Christian Turner has said that Pakistan is the eighth most vulnerable country in terms of climate, it has faced economic losses of 18 billion dollars as a result of climate change during 10 years.
Christian Turner said that while the scale of the flood devastation in Pakistan is difficult to absorb, the floods have created emerging immediate and long-term challenges.
The British High Commissioner said that helping flood victims with their basic needs is the first challenge, more than a thousand deaths in Pakistan due to floods, 33 million people affected, 72 districts affected, 1 million houses destroyed, 10 lakh acres of agricultural land affected, 7 lakh Cattle have been killed while 5 lakh people are in relief camps.
Christian Turner said that this is a major humanitarian challenge that has long-term effects, Britain has immediately announced an aid of 15 lakh pounds. Assessing the need for
The British High Commissioner said that Pakistan is responsible for only one percent of global emissions, it is the eighth most vulnerable country in terms of climate, glaciers are melting fast, extreme weather events are becoming more common, climate change economic , should be an urgent global issue in the context of security and foreign policies.