Issue Brief on “Climate Change and Floods in Pakistan”

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Climate Change has been identified as a threat multiplier since the 2015 Paris Agreement and currently comes under the 13th Sustainable Development Goal. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2022 assessment, the least developed countries are most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Experts say the climate crisis has made the monsoon rains more intense, causing widespread floods and devastation.[1]

In the last one month, Pakistan received more than 60% of its normal total monsoon rainfall resulting in heavy rainfall, flash floods and landslides. This has affected 1 million people across the country with  Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces affected the most. More than 580 people have died and thousands have lost their homes across Pakistan.[2]

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