PDMA Punjab

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

1. Coordination with relevant department and civil society organizations
2. Awareness Rising campaign 3. Disaster Preparedness, response and rehabilitation

Location of activity

Punjab

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. Flood Emergency Reconstruction & Resilience Project
2. Disaster & Climate Resilience Improvement Project
3. Building Disaster Resilient Punjab (supported by World Bank), Conducting multihazard risk assessments in high risk districts, Insurance programming, Contingency Planning 

Contact Person

Nisar Ahmed
Project Coordinator -Project Implementation Unit Disaster and Climate Resilience Improvement Project
03439209201
(92-42) 99203302
pdma.gop@gmail.com

EPA Punjab

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

Punjab

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. Environmental Impact Assessments
2. Punjab Green Development Program (Environmental and Social Systems Assessment (ESSA) GoPunjab has developed a broad program to address environmental issues and promote green development in Punjab in the short, medium, and long term. This program is presented in recent strategic documents adopted by GoPunjab, such as the Punjab Environment Policy 2015, the Punjab Smog Policy 2017, and the Punjab Climate Change Policy (under preparation). 

Department of Environmental Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University

 

Location

Multan

Program

Environmental Sciences

Research Area

  1. Solid waste management/recycling technologies
  2. Causes and control of air, water and land pollution
  3. Integrated pest management/biological control of diseases
  4. Improving & conserving biodiversity and supporting forestry
  5. Fumigation studies for screening native crops and fruits
  6. Environmental impact assessment studies
  7. Preservation of cultural heritage from pollutants
  8. Imparting applied environmental education to society

Degrees Offered

BS

PHD Staff

6

Non-PHD Staff

2

Institute of Soil & Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

 

Location

Faisalabad

Program

Environmental Sciences

Research Area

  1. Climate change and carbon partitioning
  2. Environmental microbiology
  3. Environmental Remediation
  4. Environmental Stress Physiology
  5. Reclamation of salt-affected soils                         
  6. Water quality
  7. Soil and water pollution

Degrees Offered

B.S, MSC, MPhil, PhD

PHD Staff

28

Non-PHD Staff

8

Fatima Jinnah Women University

 

Location

Rawalpindi

Program

Environmental Sciences

Research Area

  1. Environmental Biology                              
  2. Environmental Impact Assessment
  3. Biodiversity & its Conservation
  4. Microbiology
  5. Geographic Information System Remote Sensing
  6. Environmental Chemistry
  7. Environmental Geology
  8. Environmental Economics
  9. Environmental Law

Degrees Offered

BS, MS

PHD Staff

9

Non-PHD Staff

5

Arid Agriculture University

   

Location

Rawalpindi

Program

Environmental Sciences

Research Area

  1. Climate Change, Carbon sequestration/stocking/ Biochar, Heavy
    Metal Toxicity.                                           
  2. Plant microbe interactions under stress environment, Bioremediation of industrial pollutants, Bioenergy and biofuels, Recycling and management of solid organic waste.                                        
  3. Eco-Health and Risk Assessment, Urbanization and PAH Exposure Bio monitoring.            
  4. Wastewater Treatment, Toxicology.
  5. Drinking water Quality, Heavy metal and other Contaminants in drinking and irrigation water, Waste water toxicology.
  6. Toxicology, Physicochemical processes for waste water.

Degrees Offered

MSC, MPhil

PHD Staff

4

Non-PHD Staff

2

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.

Doaba Foundation

 

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

  1. Disaster Risk Reduction
  2. Climate Change Adaptation
  3. Small Alternate technology
  4. Agriculture
  5. Enterprise Development

Location of activity at Provincial Level

Southern Punjab

Location of activity at District Level

1- Muzaffargarh
2- DG Khan
3- Layyah
4- Rajanpur

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

1. DRR Programming
2. Climate awareness programme
3. Diversified livelihoods
4. BDRP CBDRM

Contact Person

Liaqat Ali
Chief Executive Officer
Doaba Foundation
liaqat.ali@doabafoundation.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