Environment & Climate Change

  • Reducing Risks & Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst FloodsReducing Risks & Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst FloodsIn Partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change and Pakistan Metrological department, Government of Pakistan, the project seeks to develop the human and technical capacity of public institutions & local communities to understand and address immediate glacial lake outburst flood risks in Gilgit & Chitral District. A glacial lake outburst flood is a type of outburst flood that occurs when the dam containing a glacial lake fails.

  • Sustainable Land Management to Combat DesertificationSustainable Land Management to Combat DesertificationThe 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.

  • Barrier Removal to Energy Efficiency Standards and LabelingBarrier Removal to Energy Efficiency Standards and LabelingThis 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.

  • Mountains and MarketsMountains and MarketsThis 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 TransportPromoting Sustainable TransportThis 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.


UNDP supports the government, institutions and people of Pakistan to improve livelihoods by providing sustainable energy solutions, maintaining the integrity of ecosystems and building capacities for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Our key areas of intervention are climate change - mitigation and adaptation and sustainable natural resource management - conserving and protecting ecosystems.

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Pakistan One UN Programme Annual Report
Pakistan One UN Programme Annual Report

Pakistan's One UN Programme (OP I) was signed on 4 February 2009 in the presence of the UN Secretary General and the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Initially for a two-year period from 2009 to 2010, OP I was extended until December 2012 by mutual agreement of the Government of Pakistan and the UN.


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