On September 20, 2019, Safe Society in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) organized a Climate March with the aim to create public awareness regarding climate emergency to find sustainable solutions for the water crisis, uneven weather patterns and urban development for a healthy present and future.
Sixty students from the UOL’s Safe Society were among the thousands of students from other schools, colleges, universities and workplaces who graced the largest climate mobilization drive. In Lahore, young activists marched from Lahore Press Club to Al-Hamra Art Council holding colorful placards and chanting “climate justice”.
Another great thing which emerged from the march was the recognition of the work of environmentalist activist within Pakistan. Pakistan stands seventh as the most vulnerable country to be affected by climate change as it faces challenges like heat waves, flash floods, melting glaciers, droughts, decrease in crop yields, soil pollution, smog and wildlife loss.
During the March, Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General WWF-Pakistan said, “Not only wild plants and animals are at risk but people are the victims of deteriorating state of nature. Without immediate action to reverse the climate change, the Earth will become much less hospitable to our modern globalized society.” At the end the march, certificates were distributed to all participants of Safe Society from WWF-Pakistan.