Category: Envi /Climate Change

Yak Value Chain – a Ray of Hope for Yak herders

Peer Muhammad The first families to settle in Teru, a village that sits on a barren strip of hilly land in Phander tehsil of Ghizer district in Gilgit Baltistan, came here over three decades ago. Located at an altitude of 10,000 feet, Teru became home to yak herding families from neighbouring villages after the Aga […]

Thorns that do not pinch  

Farmers in Gilgit Baltistan benefit from the thorny sea buckthornshrub Peer Muhammad Fifty-six year old Shahid Akhter lives in Passu, a village near the China–Pakistan border in the Upper Indus Basin. The sea buckthorn plant gives him reason to be more optimistic about his future. The thorny shrub presents an opportunity for him and his […]

Speakers emphasize scaling up mountain-specific innovative and climate smart solutions

Islamabad Drastic climate impacts and other demographic changes in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region call for building resilience of mountain communities and equipping them with smart technology and innovative solutions’. This was stated by speakers during a two-day international conference titled ‘Mountain Specific Innovative solutions for potential scaling-up in Pakistan’ jointly organized by WWF-Pakistan, […]

Gilgit Times secures the first ever best story award on climate change adaptation

Gilgit Times Report World Wild Fund (WWF)-Pakistan in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), conferred the best story award on Gilgit Times in a ceremony held at Islamabad on November 01, 2017. The award was received by senior journalist and Founder of Gilgit Times Mr. Peer Muhammad, who himself contributed the story […]

Who should pay for damage associated with climate change – and who should be compensated?

A ‘cosmopolitan’ approach to climate justice is needed, with a focus on individual human beings and their needs and rights – rather than pegging nationality to moral worth   Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice. The association between such events and climate change is now beyond serious question: we […]