Climate Change and Vulnerabilities of Pakistan's Coastal Areas

Report / Paper

Climate Change and Vulnerabilities of Pakistan's Coastal Areas

PUBLISHED DATE

July 2012

RESOURCE

This article published in ‘The News International’ on June 10, 2012, features the grave risks and vulnerability posed to Karachi, Asia’s fast growing city, by natural disasters due to its feeble infrastructure, particularly in the coastal areas. The city’s existing infrastructure, including high-rise commercial and residential buildings, hospitals, schools, water supply and drainage networks, combined with unsustainable land-use patterns, are very  likely to suffer enormously should any disaster strike.