EPA of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

1. Administer and implement the provisions of Environment Protection Act
2. Take measures to promote research and development of science and technology
3. Identify the needs for, and initiate legislation in various sectors of the environment
4. Provide information and guidance to the public on environmental matters
5. Encourage the formation and working of non-government, community and village organizations to prevent and control pollution and promote sustainable development
6. Take all necessary measures for protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement of the environment, and for prevention and control of pollution
7. Promotion of sustainable development

Location of activity

KPK

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. Environmental Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.                                                                                                                                      2. Municipal Solid Waste Guidelines
3. Industrial Pollution and Environmental Laws
4. “Improvement of Urban, Industrial Environment in Peshawar” Pak-German Project 5. The Eight Asia-Pacific seminar on Climate Change

Contact Person

Director General Message Dr. Muhammad Bashir Khan
Environmental protection Agency Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Forestry, Environment And Wildlife Department Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

1.The Forest, Environment and Wildlife  through development

2. Application of innovative technologies in Forest, Environment

3. Wildlife and efficient management of natural resources

Location of activity

KPK

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

Green Growth Initiative – Billion Trees Tsunami Afforestation Project  (Forestry, Protected areas, Clean energy, Climate resilience, Water& Sanitation, and Waste management) Launched in 2014, the Billion Tree Afforestation Project in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province has surpassed its target by restoring and planting trees in 350,000 hectares of degraded forest landscapes.

Contact Person

Palosai Road, Amanabad,Peshawar,
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
(+92) 91 9221178
bttap2015@gmail.com

The University of Poonch

 

Location

Rawalakot

Program

Soil and Environmental Sciences

Research Area

1. Soil Carbon Dynamics and Aggregation under Different Crop Residues of Sub-Humid Region
2. Soil & Environmental Sciences
3. Soil Chemistry; Ecotoxicology

Degrees Offered

BSC, MSc MPhil, PhD

PHD Staff

5

Non-PHD Staff

0

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar

 

Location

Peshawar

Program

Environmental Sciences

Research Area

  1. Environmental impact assessment studies
  2. Environmental System Modeling
  3. Climate change

Degrees Offered

BS, MSc, MPhil, PhD

PHD Staff

9

Non-PHD Staff

3

Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

 

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

  • Research
  • Technical Assistance & Advisory Program
  • Knowledge Management
  • Partnerships

Location of activity at Provincial Level

Global

Location of activity at District Level

Regional

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. OUTLOOK: Pakistan Special Edition 

http://(https://cdkn.org/resource/pakistan-outlook/?loclang=en_gb)

This Climate and Development Outlook Pakistan Special Edition highlights CDKN’s programme in the country and features:

1.1.How CDKN’s work with partners towards developing a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) for Sialkot City, Pakistan’s manufacturing hub, got local businesses on board – and what we learned from the process
1.2. A disaster risk insurance framework for Pakistan that could help the poorest households to have a safety net against climate-related losses
1.3. A low-carbon pathway for Pakistan’s development future: experts have provided the Government of Pakistan with options.

Inter cooperation Pakistan

 

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

1. Active engagement in climate research, documenting farmers’ knowledge, experiences and perceptions on climate change and how they cope with the change.
2. Introducing adaptation to climate change based on climate scenario, particularly in the field of agriculture and water.
3. Promoting energy efficiency at domestic level.
4. Strengthening community-based early warning systems strengthened through climate forecast application.
5. Building capacities on climate change concepts and mechanisms provided under UNFCCC (government, NGOs).
6. Active engagement in disaster risk reduction measures (while most of the disasters have been hydrological in nature due to climate variability) using structural and biological means.
7. Building capacities in communities for coping with disasters efficiently and effectively (preparedness).
8. Providing institutional support to Government in climate research and building capacity of government staff at various levels.

Location of activity at Provincial Level

KPK / FATA

Location of activity at District Level

KPK / FATA

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. Building Back Better (BBB) Project 2015-2018

i) Interventions include; rehabilitation of irrigation and drinking water schemes, farm to market roads/culverts,
ii) Construction of protection structures for villages and schemes,
iii) Construction of model latrines specially designed for persons with disabilities,
iv) Reclamation/restoration of flood 2010 effected land and awareness regarding livestock vaccination
v) Pumping out stagnant water
vi) Capacity building on WASH (with particular focus on health and hygiene).

2. Climate Scenarios 2011-2040

DISTRICTS HARIPUR, SWABI, ATTOCK AND CHAKWAL PAKISTAN
http://(http://www.intercooperation.org.pk/admin/uploads/publications/climate/1512725923Climate%20Scenarios%20Hari,Swabi, Attock, Chakwal%202014.pdf)

3. Hazards and Coping Strategies

A CASE STUDY FROM CHITRAL VALLEY PAKISTAN
http://(http://www.intercooperation.org.pk/admin/uploads/publications/climate/1512725697Hazards%20and%20Coping%20Strategies%20Chitral%202015.pdf)

Contact Person

Intercooperation Pakistan
Tel: +92-(0)51-2624694
Fax: +92-(0)51-2624680
Email: info.pk@helvetas.org

SDPI (Sustainable Development Policy Institute)

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

  1. Environment (Climate Change)
  2. Sustainable Livelihoods
  3. Resilient Development Programme
  4. Gender
  5. Energy
  6. Governance

Location of activity at Provincial Level

National

Location of activity at District Level

  1. Muzaffargarh and Rahim Yar Khan
  2. Peshawar IDI Urban
  3. Sindh Karachi IDI &KI & FGD Urban

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. Feasibility Study for R4 Rural Resilience Initiative in Pakistan

Situation Analysis of Risk Management Practices (This feasibility study, in order to guide WFP’s R4 programme, aims to provide the situation analysis of current practices of farmers for risk management. Also, the analysis extends to farmers’ perceptions regarding available strategies of risk management. The inquest also involves identifying the barriers to risk management. Broadly, the analysis guides WFP’s interventions for improving resilience of rural farming households through using Social Safety Nets in Punjab, Pakistan)

2. Combating Heat Stress in South Asia – A Cross-CARIAA effort

(This cross-consortia synergies project aims to bring together current CARIAA research approaches into heat and heat stress in South Asia. Introducing the quantitative measurement approach developed for the urban HI-AWARE sites to the rural ASSAR sites, the study aims to analyze the exposure to heat stress and the suitability of various adaptive measures in rural India. This will be linked to SDPI and WOTR’s insights derived from participatory research aimed at better understanding of the underlying drivers and barriers behind coping mechanisms and (mal) adaptation)

3. Country Table Activities for Research-Policy Engagement and Research

Country Table Activities for Research-Policy Engagement and Research into Use Across PRISE and Hi-AWARE Consortia in Pakistan (Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE), and Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience Research (HI-AWARE) consortia in Pakistan are carrying out an extensive research to advance theoretical and practical knowledge of climate resilience and adaptation in the mountains and semi-arid areas of Indus plain. These research programs will enhance demand-driven research to understand the impact of climate change on economic development, to increase the climate resilience and adaptive capacities of the most vulnerable and to influence policy and practice that will improve their livelihoods)

Contact Person

Sahar Basharat David
Taimur Chambers Plot # 10-D (WEST),
Fazal-ul-Haq Rd, Islamabad
+92-51-2278134

MGPO (Mountain and Glacier protection organization)

 

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience 

1. Environment
2. Human development
3. Physical infrastructure
4. Climate Change

Location of activity at Provincial Level

  1. KP
  2. AJK
  3. GB

Location of activity at District Level

Gilgit Baltistan

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

Land Management, Water replenishment Climate Smart Agriculture

Contact Person

Aisha Khan, CEO, 3rd Floor, 14 Feroz Center
Block D Fazl-e-Haq Road
Blue Area, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

 

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

  1. Conservation strategy
  2. Awareness about climate change
  3. Water run-off control practices
  4. Conservation Education

Location of activity at Provincial Level

AJK and all Province of Pakistan

Location of activity at District Level

National

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. Natural resource-based conservation management and community livelihood

Possible role of mangroves in curbing sea intrusion in the Indus Delta (Indus Delta (Sub Division Ketibunder and Karochann, Thatta District)

2. Karachi Conservation – A Business and Biodiversity Platform

Launched on December 2017, Karachi Conservation is a national initiative driven jointly by IUCN, PQA and the private sector with the objective of promoting biodiversity and environmental conservation in Karachi in general and Port Qasim Area in particular.

3. Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (PCASE)

Location: National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad and University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

4. Water governance project in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATAs): Environment Cell

Location: FATA Agencies and Frontier Regions (FR) of Pakistan

Contact Person

Fauzia Malik
Manager IUCN Islamabad Programme Office
92 51 2656989-990/2656992-998
cro.pk@iucn.org

Plan International

 

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

  1. Emergency
  2. Education
  3. Livelihood
  4. WASH
  5. DRR, School safety and CCA

Location of activity at Provincial Level

AJK and all Province of Pakistan

Location of activity at District Level

Chakwal, Vehari, Rajanpur, Layyah, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, and Muzaffargarh in Punjab; Chitral, Mardan, Peshawar and Nowshera in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Thatta, Ghotki, Saanghar, Badin, and Khairpur in Sindh; Islamabad Federal area, 5 districts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Neelum valley in Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. SP2 ADB funded project in 5 districts of Pakistan

To improve the resilience of cities to disasters and climate change, including floods Plan International in Pakistan initiated its work on climate change under the Urban Climate Change trust fund. This project is being supported by Resilience with the financial support of Asian Development Bank. Under the project five cities Sahiwal and Sialkot) in Punjab and Peshawar, Abbottabad and Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are being supported to integrate climate change into city planning, project development and implementation and knowledge sharing and capacity building to reduce the risk of increasing urbanization and climate change on urban populations, particularly the poor. Plan international in Pakistan is extending its technical support to city governments and URF. This project focus is more on coordination rather than actual service delivery.

2. School safety programme

  1. Conduct of Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments (VCA) in all schools .
  2. Development/assembling of materials on school safety and school based DRR including curriculum enrichment at school level.
  3. Training of teachers and non-teaching staff on first aid and disaster risk reduction including psycho-social care.
  4. Promote mutual learning and advocacy on school safety.
  5. Advocacy seminars at districts, provincial and national.

3. Livelihood projects

3Plan International  have been actively working in 13 Districts with support of our major donors;  Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Plan Canada, Department of Livestock & Fisheries- Assisted By World Bank, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Government of Netherland. National level implementing partners include National Rural Support Program (NRSP), Empowerment Through Creative Integration (ECI), Lead Foundation, Institute of Rural Management (IRM), Bedari, Sarban and Department of Livestock & Fisheries, Government of Sindh. Plan International, Pakistan is also working with an international consortium partner Arch Novo to jointly implement a food security project. 

Contact Person

Tailal Masood
DRR Manager
92 051 2150031-32
tailal.masood@plan-international.org