NOV 25, 2015
Pakistan is consistently ranked among the countries that are most vulnerable to the harmful effects of climate change, which has caused devastating floods in recent years. Such weather-related tragedies are pushing up the cost of food and clean water and decreasing the energy supplies, but these events, in addition to hindering the economy, are requiring a safety system more powerful and therefore more expensive. By 2050, the average annual cost of climate-change adaptation in Pakistan will be $6-14 billion, when this country produces less than 1% of the world’s emissions. This burden must not be left for Pakistan to carry alone, so is necessary a binding international mechanism to distribute it and ensure climate justice for countries that suffer the consequences of major polluters worldwide.