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Pakistan

Official name: 

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Region: 
Country income: 
Lower-middle-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Pakistan (2012)

Energy profile
  • Environment: Strengthening Women's Organisations in Community Development

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, June 1, 1998
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    A case study of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in Pakistan analysing the role of women's organisations (WOs)in community development, and providing suggestions regarding how they might be strengthened.

  • Rainwater harvesting and conservation training for women farmers in Pakistan

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, November 8, 2015
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    Description of the project:

  • Urdu Bazaar: A Study on the Acceptability of Alternative Energy Sources for a Book Market in Karachi

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    This study explores attitudes to alternative energy sources in Urdu Bazaar, a typical commercial market in the centre of Karachi. Through questionnaires, interviews and group discussion, the study explores the obstacles to the adoption of solar power encountered in Urdu Bazaar. It also provides insight into how individual researchers and activists can convene and engage with key market actors to facilitate market development, as the follow-up to this research triggered unexpected opportunities to promote solar energy solutions elsewhere in Pakistan.

  • The environment and climate change outlook of Pakistan

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    A key cross sectoral challenge for Pakistan is to build a resilient interrelated socio economic and ecological system.

    Despite the generally arid nature of Pakistan's climate, 10 per cent (780,000 ha) of the total surface area of the country is covered by wetlands which are of global importance (GOP, IUCN and WWF, 2000). Due to growing population pressures and habitat loss exacerbated by climate change, the wetlands are facing increasing pressures.

  • Mainstreaming Pakistan for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+): The way forward to readiness phase

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, September 1, 2011
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    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has provided a platform to the international community to negotiate and take measures for climate change mitigation. The concept of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) was developed as an incentive based mitigation mechanism to address the potential role of forestry up to 17 - 25 % reported share towards Green House Gases (GHG) emissions reduction.

  • Disaster preparedness for natural hazards: current status in Pakistan

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, January 1, 2007
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    This book provides an overview of the current status of disaster preparedness planning in Pakistan. It discusses the documents, plans and legal instruments in place and the institutions governing the implementation of disaster preparedness. Although Pakistan faces a number of natural disasters, the book focuses specifically floods, earthquakes, and landslides. The authors argue that disasters caused by natural hazards have played a major hindrance in economic development and poverty reduction in South Asia, especially in Pakistan.

  • Pakreport: Crowdsourcing for Multipurpose and Multicategory Climate related Disaster Reporting

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    This case study focuses on Pakreport, an ICT initiative between crisis mapping organisations, engineers, relief agencies and crowdsourcing companies that began in July 2010 as a response to the floods.

  • Building climate resilience in South Asia

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, January 1, 2012
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    This publication outlines several projects run by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) to improve resilience to climate change in South Asia, concentrating on 'Pakistan's post-flood reconstruction'. It also provides information on current projects in Senegal, Rwanda and Colombia, as well as the Meridien Institute who seek to advise developing country leaders on the important link between agriculture and climate change.

  • Searching evidence for climatic change: Analysis of hydro-meteorological time series in the Upper Indus Basin

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, January 1, 2001
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    The study examines some of the major components of water cycle in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB) to look for evidence of climate change. An analysis of hydrometeorological data has been performed for UIB. An Additive Decomposition Model was used for analyzing the time series data from ten meteorological stations in the Mangla (Jhelum River) and the Tarbela (Indus River) catchments and the long-term flow data for the three major rivers, the Indus, Jhelum and Chenab. The model decomposes a time series into trend, cyclical or periodic, autoregressive and irregular components.

  • Water management in the Indus Basin in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    The Indus River basin supplies water to the largest contiguous irrigation system in the world, providing water for 90% of the food production in Pakistan, which contributes 25% of the country’s gross domestic product. But Pakistan could face severe food shortages intimately linked to water scarcity. It is projected that, by 2025, the shortfall of water requirements will be ,32%, which will result in a food shortage of 70 million tons. Recent estimates suggest that climate change and siltation of main reservoirs will reduce the surface water storage capacity by 30% by 2025.

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