KARACHI- Country Representative, German Red Cross (GRC) Mr. David Kinley, in collaboration with Pakistan Red Cross Society (PRCS) is working towards minimizing the effects of climate change across the province of Sindh, as well as in Pakistan.
While addressing the audience at an awareness program, organized by Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Sindh, themed “Beat the Plastic Pollution”; in connection of World Environment Day.
This session was attended by various stakeholders; belonging to the Government and private sector, as well as different environmentalists and associated NGOs.
This program served as a platform, provided the participants a chance to collaborate with the concerned authorities, in order to find joint solutions to fight present environmental challenges.
Mr. David Kinley, Representative GRC, appreciated the efforts of PRCS in spreading knowledge amongst local communities and preparing them to be more adaptive to the changing conditions.
Chairman, PRCS, Ms. Shahnaz Hamid welcomed the participants and discussed the new climate change adaptation project, which aims towards creating awareness regarding this important subject. She informed that, this project will be working towards preparing our people to be more adaptive of the changing environment.
Program Officer of Climate Change Adaptation, PRCS, Mr. Jehangir Soomro, briefed the audience about the ways we can deal with the adverse effects of the environment. He added that, climate change is a reality and we need to create awareness, train our resources and find a joint mechanism to achieve desired results.
The participants agreed to work towards implementing small measures and providing incentives to local communities to minimize the use of plastic.
About 35 people, including members of Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Sindh Forest Department, Pakistan Institute of Oceanography, Sparco, NED University, Mehran University, United Nations World Food Program, Sindh Irrigation Department and media personnel participated in this interactive session.
In the end, PRCS Provincial secretary thanked the participants for their valuable time and input and stressed upon the implementation of sustainable acts, to secure our environment’s future.