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Pakistan

Quetta Confernce

Venue: YTD

Time: YTD

December 17, 2023

Climate Change Challenges in Balochistan: Navigating Vulnerabilities and Solutions

Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province, confronts pressing climate change ramifications. Its arid to semi-arid landscape intensifies vulnerability. Escalating temperatures result in prolonged heatwaves, impacting agriculture, water resources, and human health. Irregular rainfall patterns disrupt farming cycles, risking food security for an agrarian society. Glacial retreat in mountainous areas affects river flows, posing challenges to irrigation and hydropower generation. Sea-level rise threatens coastal communities and ecosystems.

Balochistan’s limited infrastructure and resources amplify the climate crisis. Droughts and desertification hinder livelihoods, compelling migration. Urban centers like Quetta face amplified heat island effects due to rapid urbanization. Addressing these concerns necessitates multifaceted approaches: bolstering water management through reservoirs and efficient irrigation, promoting climate-resilient crops, and enhancing healthcare systems to counter health risks from extreme temperatures. Collaborative initiatives with local communities are pivotal, integrating traditional knowledge and sustainable practices. Policy frameworks must prioritize renewable energy adoption, afforestation, and disaster preparedness. In a broader context, Balochistan exemplifies the complex intersection of climate change, socio-economic factors, and limited resources, warranting immediate action and comprehensive strategies to mitigate its far-reaching consequences.

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