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Gender equity stressed to boost climate resilience

By Jamila Achakzai
July 11, 2024
Coordinator to the Prime Minister on Climate Change and Environmental Coordination, Romina Khurshid Alam addresses an even on April 28, 2024. — APP
Coordinator to the Prime Minister on Climate Change and Environmental Coordination, Romina Khurshid Alam addresses an even on April 28, 2024. — APP

Islamabad:Coordinator to the Prime Minister on Climate Change and Environmental Coordination, Romina Khurshid Alam has emphasised the need to address gender equity and population management to reduce emissions and build climate resilience.

In a message on World Population Day to be observed on July 11th, Romina Khurshid Alam stressed the importance of understanding the intersections between population dynamics and climate change. She noted that this intersection is vital for developing effective strategies to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of a warming planet. She said this day is a timely reminder of the need for urgent action to address the challenges posed by climate change, population growth, and gender inequality.

The Coordinator highlighted the opportunity to reflect on the implications of population growth and demographic trends, particularly in relation to climate change. She said as the global population grows, there is greater demand for energy, food, and resources, which leads to higher emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and industrial activities.