Extreme events in recent years, in the form of floods, earthquake, and glacial lake outbursts, have revealed Pakistan's high vulnerability to climate impacts and have pushed disaster risk management up on the policy agenda. But it remains challenging to progress policy and funding focus from disaster relief and recovery to more long term resilience building and risk reduction measures.
CDKN is working with the Government of Pakistan to achieve proactive and inclusive policy action on low carbon and climate resilient development. The aim is to transform Government’s response to climate change and disaster risks from adhoc and short term solutions to more strategic and informed action that reduces the threat to vulnerable populations. There is also an interest in cataylizing a shift towards low carbon development pathways in key areas of the economy. Technical and research support is supporting the Government to take concrete steps for implementing the National Climate Change Policy using a participatory process.