Climate change in Pakistan is projected to have far-reaching consequences on the country’s ecology and people. Pakistan’s climate has become increasingly variable in recent decades as a result of ongoing climate change, and this trend is anticipated to continue in the future.
The melting of glaciers in the Himalayas threatens several of Pakistan’s most vital rivers, in addition to increased heat, drought, and harsh weather conditions in some sections of the country. Pakistan was ranked the fifth-worst affected country in terms of extreme climate caused by climate change between 1999 and 2018.
How Pakistan is tackling climate change?
Pakistan’s projected temperature increase is expected to be higher than the global average; the frequency of hot days and hot nights is expected to increase significantly; major crop yields such as wheat and rice are expected to decrease significantly; water availability per capita is projected to decrease to an alarming level.
Pakistan contributes little to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, yet it is very vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Pakistan’s lower technical and financial capacity to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change worsen its vulnerability.
Climate change is an undeniable reality now. Pakistan is one of the top countries that will be heavily impacted by global warming — and we need to act now.
Serena hotels are taking an initiative against climate change
Serena Hotels is leading the way in Pakistan’s sustainable hospitality sector. Islamabad Serena Hotel has achieved ISO 50001 certification in Energy Management System, making it the first hotel in the country to achieve this certification.
This initiative in collaboration with UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Global Environment Facility brings Serena Hotels one step closer to sustainable, environmentally friendly business operations.
This benefits not only the planet but our businesses as well.
The standard allows organizations to establish processes that improve energy performance, including efficient energy use and consumption.
With the risks of climate change becoming ever-present, forward-thinking organizations need to adopt an attitude of continual improvement and put the planet first.