Climate change is the greatest threat of our times and has severe consequences on all facets of life. The impact of climate change is hitting Pakistan harder than is often realized; heat-waves and floods have become more frequently occurring.
As temperature become warmer, the challenges are multiplying. Agriculture being one of the pillars of Pakistani economy, has been paying a huge climate cost due to erratic weather across the country.
Islamic Relief ensures that climate is a major consideration in all of our work. For example, in Balochistan, being an arid region, we provide farmers with seeds that require less water. Similarly, in Azad Jammu and Kashmir we have introduced kitchen gardening utilising waste water. We have also installed solar plants and windmills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to provide alternative energy solutions.
In addition to that, we are also working with the provincial and national government to develop and implement climate change policy. Collaboration with media and academia to raise awareness among people about the worsening effects of climate change is also a major focus area.