PESHAWAR: Hashoo Foundation on Thursday organized an awareness walk to commemorate the Climate Strike Week being celebrated globally from 21-27 September.
A large number of youth gathered at the Peshawar Press Club to raise their voice in support of Climate Action in Pakistan and asked the government to devise policies that will reduce the impact of Climate Change on all sectors an individuals.
The marchers requested the government to promote the use of renewable energy and ensure the local production of equipment for this purpose.
Arif Rahman of the Hashoo Foundation stated that Climate Change will hit Pakistan’s economy hard because of the country’s dependence on Agriculture and unless Pakistan takes measures to shift its reliance on the service sector, the economy and the welfare of the people will continue to suffer.
Nazira Bibi emphasized the impact of Climate Change on Vulnerable groups such as women and children and the need to devise an Adaptation strategy to deal with the Climate Emergency. Participants of the march shared concerns about the projected increase in the impact on future generations.