Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)
Climate Change: The Global Issue Rising global temperatures are fuelling devastating extreme weather events throughout the world. It is therefore important to understand how the climate is changing and what we can do for its adaptation and mitigation. We make efforts to look at the problems of climate change (rise in temperature, heatwaves, urban heat islands, carbon emissions, air pollution) through our research and share our outputs in the form of infographics, reports and research papers.
By any estimation, the big breakthrough of COP27 was the agreement to establish a fund for loss and damage. This would involve wealthy nations compensating developing states for the effects of climate change, especially droughts, floods, cyclones and other disasters.
Human interference along with climate change causes a lot of human and financial losses every year following the occurrence of floods. Flood hazards and impacts are projected to increase in many regions around the globe.
Pakistan is experiencing the most devastating and widespread floods in its history, with the country’s climate minister saying waters have reached across a third of the nation. The growing tally of impacts is dire. More than 1,100 people have been killed, a million homes have been destroyed.
Land Use Land Cover (LULC) is also an important component of climate change. The rapid expansion of urban areas has led to the loss of vegetation, arable land, and fallow land, thereby contributing to climate change.
In a recent policy brief by the World Health Organization, there is strong urge to integrate climate change into policies and programs related to mental heath.