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2022-02-05 01:00:00

Islamabad : The United Nations Growth Programme (UNDP) Pakistan, Italian Ministry of International Affairs, and the Worldwide Cooperation- Directorate-Common for the Growth Cooperation (MAECI-DGCS) formally launched the venture “Glaciers & Students—A Scientific-Based Approach to Monitor Climate and Glaciers in Pakistan Mountain Regions to Support Hydrogeological Risk Prevention”.

The 1.1 million Euros venture will likely be primarily based in Gilgit-Baltistan to predict hazards originating from glacier change. Italian Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E. Andreas Ferrarese, and Resident Consultant of UNDP Pakistan, Knut Ostby signed the settlement, on the Italian Embassy, in Islamabad right this moment.

Representatives from the Italian Company for Growth Cooperation (AICS) have been additionally current on the event. Aside from the North Pole, there may be extra glacial ice in Pakistan than wherever else in the world. Nevertheless, these glaciers are quickly melting due to local weather change, placing individuals’s lives in danger. Glaciers stay the least monitored assets in Gilgit-Baltistan due to a scarcity of capacities, know-how, and accessibility.

Lack of know-how on glacial adjustments makes it troublesome to predict hazards originating from glacier change. The general intention of the venture is to stop dangers of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) and hydrogeological hazards in Pakistan’s mountain areas, by establishing an evidence-based evaluation and monitoring system for mountain glaciers.

The venture will actively contain native universities in monitoring actions. A devoted coaching and capacity-building programme will likely be designed for the scholars in order to make sure the long-term sustainability of the venture. Each companions agreed that the venture will contribute to the development of scientific analysis on glaciers and encourage college students’ involvement in such initiatives.

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