The rise of extreme weather events linked to climate change has deepened insecurity throughout the country and put greater focus on the biggest greenhouse emitters.
Faced with an estimated $30 billion cost to rebuild and repair following the floods, heavily indebted Pakistan is at the mercy of China.
Climate change is a key topic of debate in Pakistan following the floods that devastated large parts of the country. Many are pointing fingers at the main greenhouse gas emitter: China's coal plants.
Aid is already arriving -- a US Air Force C-17 landed in Pakistan Thursday, bringing desperately needed tents and tarpaulins for temporary shelter.
The US military and USAID are assessing ways to further support Pakistan's flood relief efforts, while the United Nations warned that both Pakistan's and Afghanistan's food supply are at risk.
The United States, United Arab Emirates and Turkey are among those providing immediate and essential aid to Pakistanis displaced by the 'monster monsoon of the decade'.
Foreign countries and international organisations hours after the powerful earthquake vowed to help those affected.
Some officials accuse the authorities of putting the health of Iranians in danger by using low-quality Chinese toxins and pesticides for growing produce.
China accounts for nearly a third of global emissions, is building dozens of new coal plants and refuses to sign international pledges. At the same time, Beijing touts itself as an environmental leader.
Coal projects have gone forward despite widespread protests on issues of land, water, pollution, unemployment and public health concerns.