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Technical Support for Preparation of Pakistan’s INDC

The goal of this project is to advise and support the Government of Pakistan with the development of Pakistan’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC).  This includes at the very basic level elements of Adaptation, Mitigation and Resourcing (technology, capacity, finances).  The role of the project team is to help GoP/MoCC with the process, analytically and administratively.  

Under the project LEAD Pakistan in collaboration with International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) monitor international developments on INDC and advise on INDC format, development process, as well as building options for content, across all identified sectors.  The national INDC preparations are based on an analysis of existing plans, policies, and other government documents, along with a gap analysis conducted to identify areas where additional work is needed, and direction for undertaking this work. The INDC process will also be informed by/linked to the Low Carbon Scenario Analysis project through its identification and categorisation/analysis of mitigation options.  As necessary, areas for additional research will also be identified in addition to those outlined in current policies.

The project will generated realistic and evidence based set of options – which will then be assessed against Pakistan’s plans & priorities – to develop a smaller set of prioritized action so that MoCC can packaging into a comprehensive INDC through a participative, inclusive and transparent national consultation process.


Stakeholder Consultative Workshop (April-May, 2015)

LEAD Pakistan, along with WWF, supportedthe Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) inarranging a 3-day consultative workshop ona national level from 31 March to 2 April,2015. The workshop was aimed at bringingtogether relevant stakeholders and takingthem through a participative, inclusive andtransparent national consultation process inorder to develop a set of prioritized actions sothat the MoCC can package them into acomprehensive Intended NationallyDetermined Contributions (INDCs) forPakistan.

National Briefing Paper: Pakistan’s intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC): Potential Pathways for Mitigation, Adaptation & Resilience. (May, 2015)

LEAD Pakistan developed this national briefing note in collaboration with MOCC. The brief paper provides a short introduction to the INDC process and how Pakistan’s country level deliberations and contributions will reflect in the development of new climate treaty. The INDC essentially reflect a country's “contribution” to the global effort to reduce GHG emissions in the post-2020 period. According to its needs, a country can choose any mix from four specific types- quantified absolute target, intensity target, deviation from Business-As-Usual, and set of policies & measures. Developing countries like Pakistan can include adaptation and finance in INDCs. The paper, in plain language, summaries the global literature on development of INDC, scope of Pakistan’s INDC, sectoral priorities and potential benefits for Pakistan. It also provides an over view of current state of GHG emissions in six key sectors: Energy, transport, industry, waste, agriculture, and forestry. In the end, a broad overview of Pakistan’s INDC development process is presented.

New guide helps Least Developed Countries navigate ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)’(May, 2015)

A new publication from CDKN and Ricardo-AEA – Guide to INDCs -provides practical guidance to Least Developed Countries on how to prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions for the UNFCCC. INDCs are contributions by the Parties to the UNFCCC towards achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention: to prevent dangerous human interference with the Earth’s climate.

WEBINAR: How to prepare your Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)’ for Least Developed Countries (May, 2015)

Brief Intro: CDKN organized a Webinar to facilitate preparation ofIntended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)’ for Least Developed Countries. The guide can be useful for other settings too. KiranSura and Chris Dodwell walk the audience through the Guide to INDCs in a 20 minute presentation, followed by questions from the audience.

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Technical Session on Energy, Transport and Agriculture (May, 2015)

LEAD Pakistan, along with World Bank, supported the Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC) to hold a technical session to further develop Pakistan’s INDC on May 14, 2015. The technical session aimed at discussing and consolidating national position on the three core sectors of Energy, Transport and Agriculture & Livestock.