Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management

Globalization and its corporate world have induced climate extremes, with having profound consequences on people’s socio – economic sectors such as health, food production, energy consumption and natural resource management. Largely effecting on rural communities climate change remarkably causes the issues of people’s landlessness, and vulnerability towards poverty rise as well as human rights issues.

Pakistan contributes very little to the overall Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, but severely suffers by the effects of climate change by ways of increase in flooding and decrease downstream river flow in sea and cause sea intrusion and people’s massive displacement. Moreover, declining fresh water resources and devastating agriculture as well depleting biodiversity.

Combining the decrease in yields and agriculture labor force unemployment this converts the urbanization which ultimately raises the risks of food security and governance issues in cities. Additionally the endemic morbidity and mortality due to disease associated with floods and droughts are expected to rise. However, this would also aggravate the existing social inequalities of resources use and intensify social factors leading to instability, conflicts, displacement and other human rights issues.

Roshni’s Efforts:

  • Setting on the left bank of river Indus, district Ghotki is one of the vulnerable and affected areas of recent floods. Responding to such climate extremes, Roshni accompanied with communities, donors and different stakeholders had had a vast experience of disaster preparedness and mitigation strategies and interventions.    
  • Reducing the risks of climate extremes Roshni had also developed the mechanisms of information about the impact of climate change through improved technological systems, and early warning systems.
  • Reducing the vulnerability to livelihoods to climate change through infra-structural changes as well promoting good governance and responsible policy by integrating risk management and adaptation. Additionally, developing sustainable and resilient farm production practices, including new crop varieties and irrigation techniques. Empowering communities and local stakeholders so that they participate actively in vulnerability assessment and implementation of adaptation.