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World Environment Day 2021

Pakistan joined the international community in celebrating the “World Environment Day 2021”, as its global host, on 5 June 2021. For last four decades, the world has been observing this Day as the largest global platform for raising public awareness about the pressing environmental challenges. As one of top ten most climate vulnerable countries, Pakistan highly values the global efforts to combat climate change, halt and reverse biodiversity loss, eliminate pollution, and restore ecosystems. The observance of World Environment Day 2021 on the theme of “ecosystem restoration” is fully aligned with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Green Vision, as manifested in Pakistan’s flagship “ecosystem restoration Initiative.” This year’s World Environment Day carried special significance because it also witnessed the formal launch of “United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030”. The hosting of World Environment Day 2021 in Pakistan is an acknowledgment of our country’s swift transition towards a “clean and green” Pakistan through a well-articulated climate change and environmental agenda consisting of a number of flagship green initiatives on the ground. Pakistan is already in the midst of one of the world's most ambitious efforts to expand and restore its forests, having already planted a billion trees as part of its 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Project. In its quest for a Green Future, Pakistan has already set policies in motion to make by 2030 60% of our energy mix, clean and green and shift 30% of road transport to electric vehicles. It is high time for the international community to raise ambition and translate political commitments on combating climate change and environmental degradation into tangible actions on ground. However, for developing countries like Pakistan, this would not be possible without provision of sufficient support by developed country partners in the form of means of implementation: green finance, technology transfer, and capacity building. Going forward, we reaffirm our commitment to playing our due role in combating climate crisis, protecting biological diversity, and ecosystem restoration.

  • 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...