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Countering Climate Change Initiative

Climate change is now a global concern. From more intense heat waves, floods, storms, droughts to slow paced processes such as ocean acidification. These increasing adverse effects are being faced by almost every country.

Keeping in view the aggravating situation, many international organizations and agencies are working on different initiatives, aimed at countering climate change. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat is making desperate efforts to counter this issue. ‘The Paris Agreement’ is a major contribution to this area whereby parties reached a landmark agreement to counter climate change, to strengthen and accelerate the activities and investments needed for a maintainable low carbon future. The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention and – for the first time – brings all nations into a mutual cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and acclimatize to its effects, with improved support to developing countries to do so. As such, it charts a new course in the global climate effort.

Likewise, USAID is disseminating world-class knowledge, tools and data to help countries forecast, prepare for and adapt to change. USAID also helps countries lay the fundamentals for sustainable growth driven by clean, reliable energy and healthy landscapes.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is combining global initiatives with local expertise and focusing on: Preparing for a changing world, delivering on the promise of The Paris Agreement and reducing emissions from deforestation. It has designed various strategies to attain the above mentioned objectives.

While Pakistan is severely facing the backlash of it, 153.12 million of its population is directly suffering from it. It is amongst the most vulnerable countries that are facing extreme climate risks.  Weather patterns in Pakistan are becoming increasingly unpredictable over the years on one hand while on the other, its mostly agrarian-based economy is adversely suffering. Unpredictable floods, droughts, disturbances in monsoon cycle are some of the apparent consequences and call for desperate actions.

Keeping in view the grave scenario towards which Pakistan and other Global nations are moving, Pakistan House has launched its project under the name of ‘Countering Climate Change Initiative’ which is most commonly referred as ‘C3i’. The aim of this project is to primarily highlight the threat of global warming and how to counter these threats effectively.

 

  1. POLICIES
  2. NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY, PAKISTAN

LINK: http://www.gcisc.org.pk/National_Climate_Change_Policy_2012.pdf

 

  1. PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE AGREEMENT

LINK: https://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2015/cop21/eng/l09r01.pdf

 

  1. NEWS ARTICLES

 

  1. EXPLAINING CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE & REBUTTING GLOBAL WARMING MISINFORMATION

LINK: https://www.skepticalscience.com

 

  1. LOCAL WINDS PLAY A KEY ROLE IN SOME MEGAFIRES

LINK: https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2771/local-winds-play-a-key-role-in-some-megafires/

 

  1. THE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE REGIME

LINK: https://www.cfr.org/report/global-climate-change-regime

 

  1. COUNTERING CLIMATE SCIENCE DENIAL AND COMMUNICATING SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS

LINK: https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-future-of-chemical-weapons

 

  1. DEBUNKING CLIMATE CHANGE MYTHS: A HOLIDAY CONVERSATION GUIDE

LINK: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22112017/thanksgiving-family-climate-denial-global-warming-science-answers

 

 

  1. RESEARCH ARTICLES

 

  1. POVERTY AND CLIMATE CHANGE:ASSESSING IMPACTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND THE INITIATIVES OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

LINK: https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/3449.pdf

 

  1. MOVING BEYOND SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE: LEVERAGING PARTICIPATION, RELEVANCE, AND INTERCONNECTEDNESS FOR CLIMATE EDUCATION

LINK: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2cc0/61af00e52d8943cb2a08d5826e8cde79dd17.pdf

 

  1. QUANTIFYING THE CONSENSUS ON ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING IN THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE

LINK: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024024/pdf

 

  1. DOING WHAT OTHERS DO: NORMS, SCIENCE, AND COLLECTIVE ACTION ON GLOBAL WARMING

LINK:http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/64670/1/Leeper_Doing%20what%20others%20do_2016.pdf

 

  1. SIGNALS OF DOUBT: TEXT-MINING CLIMATE SKEPTICISM

LINK: http://kenbenoit.net/pdfs/NDATAD2013/skepticism_bc2013.pdf

 

  1. THE CLIMATE CHANGE CONSENSUS EXTENDS BEYOND CLIMATE SCIENTISTS

LINK: https://www.opcw.org/fileadmin/OPCW/Fact_Sheets/English/Fact_Sheet_4_-_CW_types.pdf

 

  1. RATIONAL IRRATIONALITY: MODELING CLIMATE CHANGE BELIEF POLARIZATION USING BAYESIAN NETWORKS

LINK: https://skepticalscience.com/docs/Cook_2016_rational_irrationality.pdf

 

  1. QUANTIFYING THE CONSENSUS ON ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING IN THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE

LINK: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024024/pdf

 

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