Policy Brief

Confronting Pakistan’s Climate Reality: Shifting Paradigms

by: Hassaan Sipra

Executive Summary

Pakistan’s high vulnerability to climate change necessitates an urgent response. Strategies that catalyse low-carbon and create resilient development in the near-, mid- and end-of-century scenarios must be given momentum. Building capacity at home is integral to this process. Pakistan’s focus on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the prevailing need for establishing long-term expertise on climate services can shape Pakistan’s climate response. Other international partners can assist the evaluation of evidence as well as leverage international climate finance for mitigation and adaptation. The recommendations provided in this brief are aimed at mainstreaming climate change in the national development agenda and across all levels of society.

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