Environment & Climate Change

  • Scaling-up of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) risk reduction in Northern Pakistan

    The Scaling-up of GLOF risk reduction in Northern Pakistan (GLOF-II) project is a continuation of the four-year ‘Reducing Risks and Vulnerabilities from GLOF in Northern Pakistan’ (GLOF-I) project. GLOF-I helped vulnerable communities prepare for and mitigate GLOF risks through early warning systems, enhanced infrastructure and community-based disaster risk management.

  • Sustainable Land Management to Combat Desertification

    The project aims to combat land degradation & desertification in Pakistan in order to protect and restore degraded ecosystems and essential ecosystem services that are key to reducing poverty. Phase-I has been designed to implement United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and for combating land degradation & desertification in Pakistan with the involvement of key stakeholders.

  • Mountains and Markets

    This project uses voluntary certification of non-timber forest products as a tool to promote biodiversity conservation and strengthen existing conservation efforts with innovative market-based mechanisms. The project develops community and institutional capacity for certified production of biodiversity-friendly non-timber forest products in Northern Pakistan and stimulates market demand for these products thereby creating new economic incentives for conservation.

  • Promoting Sustainable Transport

    This project aims to provide technical assistance to reduce the growth of energy consumption & related greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector in Pakistan, while simultaneously improving urban environmental conditions and trade competitiveness. It is helping in improving urban environmental conditions including air quality, urban mobility and city aesthetics as well as enhancing energy security.

  • Improvement of Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) Management System as Model for Mountain Ecosystems in Northern Pakistan

    the main aim is to promote the governance of mountain ecosystems in northern Pakistan by improving ecological services, conserving nature, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, and developing an effective response to climate change. Specifically, the project will focus on consolidating CKNP's management system, extending it to Deosai National Park (DNP), delineating a corridor that connects the two sites, and adding priority sites adjacent to DNP that are ecologically important but have not been officially recognized or made part of management planning. All of this will further necessitate the strengthening of capacity in both custodian government departments and local communities, to be part of solutions to emerging challenges and implement effective strategies to cope with climate change.

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