Chapter 10 Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Pakistan

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: An Asian Perspective

ISBN: 978-0-85724-485-7, eISBN: 978-0-85724-486-4

ISSN: 2040-7262

Publication date: 31 December 2010

Abstract

Pakistan lies between latitudes 24° 37′ N and longitudes 62° 75′ E, covering a total land area of 796,096km2. The country shares its borders with Iran to the west, India in the southeast, Afghanistan in the northwest, and China in the north. The Arabian Sea lies to its south (UNISDR, 2005; Khan, 2004d). The country has four provinces: the Punjab, the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Sindh, Baluchistan, and two federally administrated territories – the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the Northern Areas. The Northern Areas have been recently given the status of Gilgit-Baltistan province. The structure of the provisional government is still in its formation stage. In addition, the territory of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is under the administration of the government of Pakistan. Each province or territory is further divided into administrative units known as districts (GOP, 2003; Khan, 2004d).

Citation

Nawaz Khan, A. (2010), "Chapter 10 Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Pakistan", Shaw, R., Pulhin, J. and Jacqueline Pereira, J. (Ed.) Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: An Asian Perspective (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 197-215. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2010)0000005016

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