Climate Change and LEAD Pakistan

Climate Change is a rapidly unfolding challenge of catastrophic global, regional and national proportions. Pakistan will be affected by the impacts far more seriously than is generally recognized by the policy makers and opinion leaders.

According to scientific assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the global world temperature increased by 0.6˚C over the last century and is forecasted to further amplify, between 1.4 to 5.8˚C, before the present century ends.

LEAD Pakistan has been working on the promotion of environmentally sensitive development since 1997 and has recently initiated a process of capacity building and program planning in Climate Change (CC) in Pakistan. LEAD firmly believes that serious and immediate actions need to be taken by various stakeholders to fully understand and respond to the grave impacts of climate change, requiring a realignment of Pakistan’s commitment towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is imperative that the challenges posed by global warming and climate change are better understood and preparations are undertaken for a coherent and long-term response in both realms - adaptation measures and mitigation strategies – at all tiers of society.

In collaboration with its family of LEAD programs across the global LEAD Network, LEAD
Pakistan is in the process of designing a multi-year program to help Pakistan tackle the looming challenge of Climate Change.


The core objectives and building blocks of LEAD Pakistan’s Climate Change Program are:

  1. Research and initiating policy engagement;

  2. Developing capacity building and training programs for increased stakeholder engagement;

  3. Creating and managing partnerships and multi-stakeholder networks;

  4. Designing for Implementing mitigation and adaptation models and frameworks.