Environment & Climate Change

  • Reducing Risks & Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst Floods

    In 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 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.

  • Barrier Removal to Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling

    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.

  • 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.