and Climate Change

Protecting the environment & changing climate change

Environment and climate change are inextricably linked to sustainable development. Pakistan requires greater progress in environmental protection. Water scarcity is increasing, land productivity is decreasing, and climate change is worsening these treats. The risk of natural disasters, also exacerbated by climate change as well as economic shocks, adds to existing vulnerabilities. We are promoting the integration of climate-resilient and environmentally sustainable policies into development plans and programmes in Pakistan.

UNDP is supporting projects across the region in Pakistan to respond to the growing threat of climate change; to mainstream environmental concerns into national development planning processes; and to expand access to environmental and energy services for the poor. In particular, UNDP has sought to ensure that the poor have stronger capacities to manage, adapt to and monitor climate change.

Climate Change is a huge development challenge as well as a huge environmental challenge. Apart from the global impact, it is hitting the poorest and the most vulnerable first and hardest. It is a growing problem of the here and now.

The effects of climate change also weigh disproportionately on the poorest, and on women and children. Successful climate change adaptation, coupled with forceful mitigation, holds the key to human development prospects.

Programmes and Initiatives

Sustainable Forest Management
Disaster Risk Reduction Programme
Governance of Climate Change Finance to Benefit the Poor and Vulnerable in South Asia
Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme
Institutional Support to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation - II
Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)
Sustainable Land Management Programme to Combat Desertification in Pakistan (SLM) - Phase II
Institutional Strengthening Project for the Implementation of Montreal Protocol - Phase IX
Scaling-up of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) risk reduction in Northern Pakistan
Comprehensive Reduction and Elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Pakistan
New World: Community Stewardship and Water Replenishment for Drinking and Hygiene

Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection 

Himalayan ecosystem in Pakistan

The overall aim of the project is to promote a landscape approach for the survival of snow leopard and its prey species in Northern Pakistan by reducing threats and applying sustainable land and forest management in critical habitats.

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