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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



ED's Message


 GCISC heartily congratulates Mr. Muhammad Arif Goheer, Head-Agriculture & Coordination, on being elected as the CHAIR of the UNFCCC's Consultative Group of Experts (CGE). It's matter of pride for the Centre, Ministry of Climate Change and Pakistan. We wish him all the best for his new responsibilities.

 Ms. Naheed S. Durrani has taken the charge as Secretary Ministry of Climate Change. The Centre warmly welcomes her as the Secretary, MoCC as well as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of GCISC.