Mushahid for more research on climate change challenges

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ISLAMABAD, Sept 8 (APP): Minister for Climate Change Senator
Mushahid Ullah Khan Friday called for strengthening the Global
Change Impact Study Centre (GCISC) for more efficient and effective
research work on climate change challenges.
The minister was briefed about the performance of GCISC during
a meeting held here, said a press release.
Chief Executive GCISC Dr. Khalid Banuri apprised that an
initiative had been taken in which scientific investigation of
climate change had been conducted at international, national and
regional level.
He said the department is working on climate change issues,
capacity building and distribution of resources.
The institution is also involved in research, advice and
advocacy at international level, he remarked.
Dr Khalid said GCISC has completed 20 projects and also have
100 publications.
Mushahid Ullah said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
will be signed with China after consulting with the relevant
departments to introduce the technology for raising ground level
water.
Chief Climatologist Dr Shahbaz informed that 0.6 degree
centigrade temperature rise globally and in Pakistan.
“According to our scientific investigation, in future Pakistan
will be one point ahead in rise of temperature as compared to rest
of the world.”