Building on current SLCP work in Pakistan, this project aims to undertake various assessments at subnational levels to articulate coherent provincial action plans for the abatement of short-lived climate pollutants. The project team aims to conduct a capacity assessment, a gap assessment, a vulnerability assessment and a needs assessment of the technologies and resources required by provinces in order to effectively prevent the dangerous side effects of SLCPs. The first phase of CCAC's Pakistan work covered black carbon baselining, and this project will continue by developing an effective coordination, reporting, and monitoring mechanism between the provinces to ensure a coordinated approach to SLCP mitigation and climate adaptation.
Institutional arrangements can also be barriers to integrating measures for SLCP abatement into government decision-making. The diverse and cross-cutting sectors that need to be involved often fall under different ministries and government agencies, and institutional arrangements and policies on climate and air pollution need to identify this overlap in order to be effective. A whole-of-government approach is needed to allow ministries of environment, agriculture, and public health to work together in drawing up a comprehensive cross-sectoral strategy for SLCP abatement.
By mapping out key stakeholders, identifying capacity needs, pinpointing gaps and opportunities, and recognizing leverage points for future action, this project will be the first step towards declaring Pakistan’s ambition on SLCP abatement in its next NDCs and beyond. This project aims to scope out the sector for efficient action and reduction plans in close consultation and coordination with provincial stakeholders who will be directly responsible for effectively implementating Pakistan’s national targets for SLCP mitigation.
Project reference: Enhancing and Enabling Climate Ambition for SLCP Management in Pakistan [PK-21-001]