Environment and Climate Change

UNDP supports the government, institutions and people of Pakistan to improve livelihoods by building capacities for climate change mitigation and adaptation, providing sustainable energy solutions and maintaining the integrity of ecosystems. Our hallmark approaches are policy reforms, institutional & human capacity building and innovative demonstrations in the field with a particular geographic focus on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Our Goals

Within the overall context of the recently approved National Climate Change Policy, our goal is to mainstream climate change as a priority in the government’s development agenda. We are working towards this goal through the development and implementation of various climate change adaptation and mitigation programmes related to sustainable energy, water management and conservation of ecosystems. more

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Environment and Climate Change

UNDP supports the government, institutions and people of Pakistan 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.

Our Stories

  • Women were given temporary employment under the cash for work scheme for repairing the houses in their villages. Photo: UNDP Pakistan

    Women earn income by repairing houses post floods

    The Research and Development for Human Resources (RDHR) with support of UNDP, GEF, & JAPAN Official Development Assistance, reached the backward and most flood affected areasmore

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  • Cash for work schemes helped the local communities in repairing irrigation canals and water courses that were adversely affected by the floods. Photo: UNDP Pakistan

    Local communities improve livelihoods by repairing water channels

    The coastal area of district Badin in Sindh province was covered with mud during the floods in 2010. This affected land productivity as well as livelihoodsmore

Projects and Initiatives

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. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

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National Climate Change Policy

The National Climate Change Policy provides a framework for addressing the issues that Pakistan faces vis-à-vis the phenomenon of climate change. It was developed by the Ministry of Climate Change and supported the One UN Joint Programme on Environment by UNDP. In view of Pakistan’s high vulnerability to the adverse impacts of climate change, in particular extreme events, adaptation effort is the focus of this policy document.

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