Accelerating Urban Action for Carbon Free World

UN-Habitat Pakistan organized a seminar to kick start celebration of Urban October activities– World Habitat Day on 4th October 2021. The event was organized to discuss and reflect on the increasing effects of climate-related disasters. Extreme climatic events are disproportionately affecting poor, rural populations who are usually the least prepared to cope with them. The participants reiterated the need of the hour: to take urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas production from ever expanding urban centers and for the natural and built environment to move in parallel in order to achieve our climate goals. Mr. Jawed Ali Khan, UN Habitat added that UN Habitat Pakistan has launched a project on Climate Change adaptation in Pakistan to enhance capacity of government and communities to deal with the impacts of floods and droughts. This project is important and is a curtain raiser for adaptation activities and will be instrumental in building climate change-related resilience in Rawalpindi and Nowshera districts.

Name of Organization
UN Habitat, Pakistan
Event City and Country
Islamabad, Pakistan
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