Global Change Impact Studies Centre

 

Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

Global Change Impact Studies Centre is a dedicated research institute for climate change studies in Pakistan. The Centre is mandated for national level R&D effort, capacity building, policy analysis, information dissemination and assistance to national planners and policymakers. The following focused research area;

 1. water
2. food and agriculture,
3. Energy, forestry and ecology,
4. Health  
5. Climate Change & DRR

Location of activity

National

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

 

Ongoing project:

1. Climate smart agriculture through sustainable water use management: Exploring new approaches and devising strategies for climate change adaptation in South Asia (CAF2015-RR12-NMY-Shaheen). Participating countries: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. Lead Organization: GCISC, Pakistan.

Completed Projects:

1. Enhancement of National Capacities in the Application of Simulation Models for Assessment of Climate Change and its Impacts on Water Resources and Food and Agricultural Production (2003-2007). Participating countries: Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Lead Organization: GCISC in collaboration with PMD, Pakistan.

2.Development and Application of Climate Extreme Indices and Indicators for Monitoring Trends in Climate Extremes and Their Socio-economic Impacts in South Asian Countries (2005-2009). Participating countries: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. Lead Organization: GCISC, Pakistan.

3. UNEP Pilot Project: Information technology (IT) as a tool for information generation and dissemination enabling farmers to cope and optimize management of climate variability and change (2005). Participating countries: Pakistan and India. Lead Organization: The Energy and Resources Institute of India (TERI), India.

4. GECAFS Project: Basin scale analysis of the vulnerability of food systems to global environmental change (2005-2006). Participating countries: Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Lead Organization: Global Environmental Change and Food Security (GECAFS), UK.

5. Improving Policy Responses to Interactions between Global Environmental Change and Food Security across Indo-Gangetic Plains (2006-2009). Participating countries: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. Lead Organization: Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF), Nepal.

6. Assessment of Food and Water Security in South Asia using Crop Simulation and Water Management Model, and appropriate strategies to meet future demand (2008-2013). Participating countries: Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Lead Organization: GCISC, Pakistan.

7. Impacts of global change on the dynamics of snow, glaciers, and runoff over the Himalayan Mountains and their consequences for Highland and downstream regions (2008-2010). Participating countries: Pakistan, Nepal, China and India. Lead Organization: Institute for Development & Innovation (IDI), Nepal.

8. Runoff scenario and water based adaptation strategies in South Asia (2013-2015). Participating countries: Pakistan, Bangladesh Nepal and India. Lead Organization: The Small Earth Nepal (SEN), Nepal.

9. Assessing Spatiotemporal Variability of NPP, NEP and Carbon Sinks of Global Grassland Ecosystem in Response to Climate Change in 1911-2011 (2013-2015). Participating countries: Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and China. Lead Organization: Nanjing University, China.

Contact Person

Mr. Muhammad Zia ur Rehman Hashmi
Cell#03335575535
Ph#051-9262717
Email: ziahashmi77@gmail.com