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Nationally Determined Contributions


In June 2016, a study regarding Pakistan’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), to be submitted to UNFCCC before the start of COP-22, was initiated by Ministry of Climate Change. In the light of directions by Secretary Ministry of Climate Change. Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC) was declared as the Secretariat and was assigned to enter into an MOU with UNEP to undertake this study. Pak-INDC study project was started on war-footing basis at GCISC. The TORs of this study, as defined by PM Office were met with and the study was completed and submitted to UNFCCC before the start of COP-22 with the approval of the Government of Pakistan.

The report states that under the desired development concerns, future GHG emissions are set to grow. Pakistan being highly vulnerable to extreme climate events is into a state of forced adaptation. In consideration of projected future emissions and potential for mitigation, Pakistan offers different options as part of its INDC for emission reduction, subject to the availability of Finance, Technology Development & Transfer and Capacity Building by the international community.

INDC document reiterates Pakistan’s commitment and obligations towards the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Paris Agreement, and the objective to limit the average global temperature increase to 1.5 to 2.0 degrees Centigrade. It will continue to play a meaningful role in global efforts towards achieving this goal. As explained in the Pak-INDC, a number of mitigation and adaptation measures and actions are already being undertaken with domestic resources. These measures and actions can be intensified in coming years with expected availability of international climate finance, technology development and transfer, and capacity building.

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INDCs report


  • April 19, 2022

We warmly welcome Ms. Sherry Rehman, Minister for Climate Change as the Chair of the GCISC’s Board of Governors and sincerely hope that her dynamic leadership will provide impetus to the Centre’s research efforts in making the country climate resilient.

GCISC in collaboration with GIZ and CITEPA organized National and Provincial Training Workshops on “M &E Platform Adaptation Tracking (Agriculture) in Pakistan” at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad on 23-26 November 2021, Lexus Hotel, Lahore on 29-30 November 2021 and PC Hotel, Karachi on 2-3 December 2021.

GCISC Organized a workshop on "Monsoon Variability and Extremes in a Changing Climate" from October 12-14, 2021 at Margalla Hotel, Islamabad
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  • February 08, 2021

SAPM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam inaugurated three inter-linked Nature Parks spreading over 18,000 acres of Parera, Ara...