Indus river: Solutions

WWF is developing a long-term conservation programme, ranging up to 50 years, focusing on freshwater scarcity in the coastal areas of the Indus delta. Although both Pakistan and India are grappling with mitigating the effects of climate change, Pakistan’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions are dwarfed by those of wealthier and more industrialized nations such as Canada, the United States and Australia.
It is essential that the global community work together to implement emissions reductions. WWF is working to strengthen the ability of developing countries, such as India and Pakistan to effectively participate in and foster the implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) by mobilizing relevant and influential stakeholder groups in key countries.

In addition, WWF is implementing a programme to ensure public and private investments in developing countries in the Asia/Pacific region to: support the objectives of the FCCC, support technology transfer, climate change mitigation and impacts awareness raising in Asian developing countries, and create a process of developing country participation in the FCCC process.

These efforts involve export credit agency reform to promote clean investment, and strengthening the clean development mechanism to support low-emission technologies.
 / ©: WWF-Canon/ WWF-Pakistan/ Uzma Khan
An Indus river dolphin (Platanista minor) being released as part of a dolphin rescue operation in Pakistan. The Indus River and Ganges River dolphins are from the same genus.
© WWF-Canon/ WWF-Pakistan/ Uzma Khan

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