- The SDGs Academy celebrated youthful commitment to climate action through the ‘National Youth Policy Dialogue’ awards ceremony, recognising Aneeqa Bashir for her work in preserving Pakistan’s green heritage.
- The event, organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, COMSATS University, and the International Human Rights Commission, brought together students from various institutions to inspire innovative solutions for climate change mitigation.
- Aneeqa Bashir’s mission includes safeguarding century-old trees and raising awareness through platforms like Agreenerpakistan.org and projectbanyantrees.com.
In a vibrant and enthusiastic acknowledgment of youthful commitment to climate action, the SDGs Academy orchestrated a prestigious awards ceremony, ‘National Youth Policy Dialogue’. Aneeqa Bashir was recognised for her remarkable work in preserving Pakistan’s green heritage.
The National Youth Policy Dialogue
This gathering united the intellectual prowess of students from various educational institutions in Pakistan and Gilgit Baltistan, all driven by a shared dedication to tackling the environmental issues facing Pakistan.
Organised through a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme, COMSATS University, and the International Human Rights Commission, this event showcased pioneering solutions leading the charge in climate change mitigation. Its primary objective was to spark inspiration among these brilliant young minds, encouraging them to conceptualize and develop innovative strategies aimed at fostering a greener and more environmentally pristine nation.
Aneeqa Bashir’s Unique Mission
She initiated a dedicated campaign to record and safeguard century-old trees, designating them as vital national green heritage. Aneeqa’s dedication extends to overseeing platforms such as Agreenerpakistan.org and projectbanyantrees.com, both dedicated to fostering awareness regarding the preservation of our green heritage.
Upcoming Projects by the Young Activist
Looking ahead, Aneeqa’s upcoming project addresses pressing issues of water waste management and pollution. Collaborating with a local bank, she is poised to make a meaningful impact on safeguarding the nation’s water resources.
The youth today are increasingly taking the lead in making meaningful changes to combat climate change. Their passion, determination, and innovative ideas are driving impactful actions on various fronts.
Inspired by activists like Greta Thunberg, youth-led climate strikes have become a global phenomenon. Young people are taking to the streets to demand urgent climate action from governments and corporations.
Impacts of Climate Change in Pakistan
The impacts of climate change in Pakistan are evident in the form of more frequent and severe weather events, including heatwaves, droughts, and floods. Rising temperatures have led to the accelerated melting of glaciers in the Himalayas and Karakoram ranges, which not only threatens water resources but also increases the risk of glacial lake outburst floods. Moreover, erratic monsoon patterns have disrupted agriculture, the backbone of Pakistan’s economy, leading to food insecurity and economic instability.
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