Environment & Climate Change

  • New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development Initiatives (3rd Generation)

    Globally the role of women is recognized in poverty reduction but has not found traction in Pakistan due to cultural barriers that prevent women from being part of decision making. The youth lack awareness about the importance of natural resources and its connection with life supporting services. The project will, hence, use social, economic and advocacy tools to disseminate awareness, build capacity and provide an institutional mechanism for access to water to promote wellbeing of all and strengthen adaptive capacity, following a gender responsive, participatory and fully transparent approach, with a view to contributing to SDG’s.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Due to the crucial need for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in Pakistan, the project was initiated to support the government and other stakeholders in drafting a five year programme under the UN One Programme-II (OP-II). The project aims to formulate a disaster risk management programme and provide operational and technical support to the national, provincial and district disaster management authorities.

  • This is a regional project being implemented in six countries of Asia region, namely, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam. The project focuses largely on capacity building and assisting government, manufacturing, distributing, retail, consumer and environmental stakeholders throughout the Asian region to implement the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures available.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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