In 2018, HRC formally introduced Environment as one of the major areas of work. The urgency of this work is driven by data showing global climate threat due to human actions. Much of HRC’s work is in Pakistan, one of the nations hardest hit by climate change. Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, has undergone drastic environmental changes for past several decades. The long-term drought conditions have resulted in severe shortage of water in the city, forcing residents to spend billions of rupees annually for buying water through private water-tanker businesses. Other major environmental concerns include pollution and deforestation. 

Confronting Climate Change:
Creating Awareness through Action Networks


  • Theme: Water Scarcity and Human Development with focus on Quetta city

  • Twitter Hash: #Water4Quetta


  • Theme: Urban Forestation

  • Twitter Hash: #Plant4Quetta to support Pakistan Government’s ‘Ten Billion Tree Tsunami’ program (#Plant4Balochistan and #Plant4Pakistan)

HRC Plan of Action for 2020 and beyond

  • Raising Awareness

  • Social Engagement

  • Building Partnership and Network


HRC Environmental Campaign