CPEC well as investment in Pakistan and will eradicate

CPEC
is considered as a game changer for Pakistan because it will not only boost the
economy of Pakistan but also become the trade route for central Asia which will
further enhance its relationship with other neighbor countries of the region.
It will bring lots of job opportunities as well as investment in Pakistan and
will eradicate its energy crisis. No doubt it will have many benefits for
Pakistan but on the other side it will also has some negative impacts on
climate of Pakistan.

Climate
change is one of the biggest threat in the modern times as it has a significant
consequences on health, agriculture and natural resources etc. out of many
negative impacts few are discussed below:

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·       Depletion of water resources due to more consumption which
will lead to water crisis in the near future.

·       Air pollution because of surge in automobiles and
industrial operation and the smoke coming out of them will settle on Glaciers
which will pollute the water which in turn damage the agricultural system and
as a result the economy of Pakistan will suffer.

·       Increased emission of greenhouse gases due to industrial
pollution. The increased emission of greenhouse gases affects the Global
warming which causes the glaciers to melt at a higher rate and Pakistan has
insufficient number of dams and those which are available don’t have sufficient
storage capacity and as a result there is an increased risk of floods in the
nearby areas. Due to the faster melting of glaciers soon Pakistan will be
declared as water scarce Nation.

·       The people of Gilgit Baltistan solely rely on tourism and
natural resources which will be severely affected by this project.

All
these issues will be faced by Pakistan when CPEC will operate at full swing due
to the changing consumption patterns and climate change. The inability to
address these situations will result in extremely high cost in future.
Therefore it is necessary to take such steps to achieve environmentally
sustainable economic development in CPEC otherwise it will ultimately harm its
own National interest as well as international climate change and global
warming.

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