Environment & Climate Change

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

    Zindagi means Life. The installation of solar water filtration plants in seven polio high risk areas was initiated by Rotary, funded by Coca-Cola Pakistan through their implementing partner - UNDP. Under the Zindagi project, Rotary's Pakistan National PolioPlus Charitable Trust have installed the seven water filtration plants in urban slums; where poor sanitation and hygiene conditions persist; there is no formal health care service available and there is a lack of potable drinking water.

  • New World: Community Stewardship and Water Replenishment for Drinking and Hygiene

    Mobilizing communities and building capacities of women/youth to work together will open opportunities to maximize output and ensure sustainability. 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.

  • Governance of Climate Change Finance to Benefit the Poor and Vulnerable in South Asia

    Communities are at the heart of efforts to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. To increase resilience in the face of natural calamities, UNDP launched the first in-depth analysis of climate-related public expenditure in Pakistan, as part of an international initiative on climate-related public finance.

  • 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.

  • Disaster Risk Reduction Programme

    Reducing disaster risk and increasing the resilience of people and systems are therefore not optional, but mandatory from a national development perspective. As DRR is an important issue for Pakistan, UNDP has been working in this areas in accordance with its respective mandate and core competencies like enhancing Government capacity to reduce disaster risk at the national, provincial and district levels, and to support to community resilience building for at-risk communities.

  • Institutional Strengthening Project for the Implementation of Montreal Protocol - Phase IX

    Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of a number of substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion. The treaty was opened for signature on September 16, 1987 and entered into force on January 1, 1989.

  • Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)

    SE4ALL is the global initiative of United Nations, which is underpinned by its three main goals: universal access to energy, doubling the rate of energy efficiency and conservation and doubling the share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix. Pakistan has become one of the 120 countries that have pledged to fulfill these goals by 2030, by addressing the nexus between energy and health, women, food, water and other development issues are at the core of every country’s development agenda.

  • Improvement of Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) Management System as Model for Mountain Ecosystems in Northern Pakistan

    Central Karakorum National Park (CKNP) has been the focus of the Pakistan-Italy Debt for Development Swap Agreement (PIDSA). After five years of research and field investigations, a management plan was developed, later followed by an operational plan. Subsequently, both documents received official approval from the Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Government in 2015.

  • Generating Global Environmental Benefits from improved decision making systems and local planning systems

    The newly launched Global Environmental Benefits (GEB) project is in full conformity with the needs and priorities of not only the Government of Pakistan but also with the priorities of GEF and UNDP. It falls under the GEF -5 Focal Area of Cross-Cutting Capacity Development, addressing all of its five objectives but notably the second, ‘to generate, access and use information and Knowledge’ and the third, ‘to strengthen capacities to develop policy and legislative frameworks’. The project also sits neatly with the UNDP strategic priority of ‘Strengthened national capacities to mainstream environment and energy concerns into national development plans and implementation systems’ and with its country programme outcome: ‘Commitments under global conventions on biodiversity implemented’. In fact, there is a strong convergence of interests in enabling Pakistan to secure the sustainability of its long-term economic development by protecting its natural resource base and to enhance its global contribution to environment and sustainable development

  • Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme

    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.

  • Sustainable Forest Management

    Sustainable forest management is a means of protecting forests whilst offering direct benefits to people and the environment. It contributes to local livelihoods and offers environmental benefits such as carbon sequestration and conserving water, soil and biodiversity.

  • Comprehensive Reduction and Elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Pakistan

    During Pakistan’s green revolution in the 1950s chemical pesticides were widely promoted and used without clear understanding of the impact of POPs. Although laws related to the storage, transportation and application of chemical pesticides were passed in 1971 and 1973, poor governance and a lack of implementation mechanisms have rendered them ineffective.

  • Sustainable Land Management Programme to Combat  Desertification in Pakistan (SLM) - Phase II

    The SLM programme (Phase I) paved the way towards using a long-term programmatic and results-based approach to combatting desertification and land degradation over entire landscapes in Pakistan. In Phase II, this is being scaled up to ensure sustainable management of land and natural resources in arid and semi-arid regions so that ecosystem functionality and critical ecosystem services are enhanced.

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