Pakistan
PAKISTAN TO LODGE UN COMPLAINT AGAINST INDIA FOR ECO-TERRORISM
03/04/2019
Update Volume
49
Update Issue
7

On March 1, Pakistan announced plans to lodge a complaint against India at the United Nations (UN) that accuses India of "eco-terrorism" over air strikes that damaged pine trees. According to Malik Amin Aslam, Pakistan's climate change minister, Indian jets bombed a "forest reserve" on February 26 near the northern Pakistani town of Balakot and caused significant environmental damage. Pakistan is undertaking an environmental impact assessment that will be the basis for its complaint at the UN and other forums.

PAKISTANI HIGH COURT CREATES 21-PERSON CLIMATE COUNCIL
10/12/2015
Update Volume
45
Update Issue
29

The High Court of Justice in the Pakistani city of Lahore mandated the creation of a climate council that will require the Pakistani government to meet its environmental commitments. The case that prompted the rule was brought by a farmer named Asghar Leghari who claimed that Pakistan had violated his fundamental rights due to lack of action on climate change.