KPK readies policy on climate change action

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has prepared policy to combat climate change in the province, government sources said on Thursday. The policy aims to detect signs of climate change and assess impact of the change in the province so that preventative and corrective action can be taken. Chief Minister KPK would soon sign the climate change policy, sources said. Repercussions from climate change affected over five million people in KPK during the past five years, according to the policy. The policy further states that the government alone cannot combat climate change; all parties would need to be ready to deal with the issue. The policy aims to introduce low-emission vehicles in the region and establish laws to preserve forests, among other goals.