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November 06, 2022: National / International Current Affairs
1. Pakistan may become unbearably hot by end of the century
• Even as the government prepares to make a case for climate justice at the UN climate conference (COP27) that starts November 6, 2022, an alarming new United Nations report predicts that Pakistan`s average annual temperature will increase to 22.4 degrees Celsius within the next decade and a half, and would cross the 26°C threshold by the end of the century.
• The fresh report also warns that on average, the number of hot days in a year i.e. when the temperature remains above 35 Celsius will be 124 by the end of 2030, and this number will rise to 179 by the year 2099.
• At 35 Celsius, the human body struggles to cool down through perspiration alone henceraising the risk of death from overheating.
• The Human Climate Horizons platform, a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Climate Impact Lab, provides insights into the direction and magnitude of changes in the climate, like the number of extremely hot days each year and the impact of those changes on human welfare.
2. PM to attend COP27
• Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will be visiting Egypt to participate in the Sharm El-Sheikh COP27 Summit on Nov 7 and 8.
• The premier will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and other cabinet members and senior officials. This summit is taking place as part of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27).
• At the invitation of the Egyptian Presidency of COP27, the PM will also co-chair, along with his Norwegian counterpart, a roundtable discussion on climate change and the sustainability of vulnerable communities on Nov 8, according to Foreign Office.
• He will participate in other high level events as a speaker, including the UN Secretary General`s roundtable to launch the Early Warning Systems for Executive Action Plan, and the Middle East Green Initiative Summit on Nov 7
3. WB aims to `spur` action with Pakistan climate report
• The World Bank will release a Pakistan-centric climate report during the United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, to help prioritise impactful actions needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost adaptation.
• According to a statement by the World Bank, `Climate and Development Report` will be launched on November 10.
• Pakistan ranks among the ten countries most affected by climate change, the statement said, adding climate and development reports are diagnostic reports that integrate climate change and development considerations within the context of nations. The launch will follow a multi-stakeholder discussion on priority investments and policy changes to drive Pakistan`s development while managing climate risk
4. Govt scraps PEMRA ban on Imran`s speeches
• In a surprise move, the federal government on November 5, 2022 directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to withdraw a ban, announced earlier in the day, on the telecast of live or recorded speeches by PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
• Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said in a statement that directives had been issued by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to ensure the ban `should be terminated`.
• At the same time, she said, PEMRA should ensure `continued implementation of legal requirements under Article 19 of the Constitution`
5. Pakistan, UAE agree to enhance cooperation
• Pakistan and the UA E agreed to deepen mutual cooperation in all fields, including economy, trade, energy and investment.
• The agreement was reached during a meeting between Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on November 5, 2022.
• During the meeting that took place in Abu Dhabi on the sidelines of the Annual Sir Bani Yas Forum, Mr Bhutto-Zardari and his UAE counterpart emphasised the importance of bilateral relations.
• The foreign minister expressed his gratitude to the UAE leadership for their generous support for the flood-affected people of Pakistan