Climate change bigger challenge than terrorism: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD – Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan is taking a number of steps to tackle the challenges of the climate change as it is a more serious and bigger challenge than terrorism.Addressing a function here at the Institute of Strategic Studies on “Climate Change and International Security”, the adviser said that massive floods, drought, earthquake and many other reasons were the basic causes for the growing climate change.

He said all these challenges needed huge amounts of funds, concerted efforts and strong commitment. He said Pakistan had adopted a comprehensive policy to deal with climate challenges and it would be possible through bilateral and multi-lateral agreements.Sartaj said that capacity building, introduction of modern technology and a shift towards environment-friendly attitude would also be helpful in facing the climate change challenges.


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