The project will work towards assisting the two provincial governments developing their climate change policies using a participatory approach, through situation analysis, needs assessment and consultation with relevant stakeholders. The project aims to establish an institutional mechanism for coordination with stakeholders and formulate provincial climate change policy in close consultation with relevant provincial line departments and other stakeholders. The Provincial Climate Change Policy document will be submitted to the Cabinets of the Governments of Punjab and Sindh for final approval and implementation by the Provincial Government. LEAD Pakistan is the sole agency implementing the project.
The target audience for this project is multi-sectoral and includes policy makers (elected and appointed); civil society organizations especially those working in the field of environment and/or climate change; academia, specialists (including researchers and practitioners in environment and climate change field), media, students, youth and community members.
The project will work towards developing a Climate Change Policy using a participatory approach. The methodology of the study will help gain a better understanding of the scenarios pertinent to both the provinces, situational analysis of the physical, socioeconomic and environmental conditions of the province will help collect background information about Climate Change issues and its impact on the provincial economies. Through The project will aim to establish an institutional mechanism for coordination with stakeholders and formulate provincial climate change policy in close consultation with relevant provincial line departments and other stakeholders. One on one interviews conducted with focal persons for the development of Climate Change Policy in the provinces will help refine the policy measures. Research briefs developed on key sectors (Water, Agriculture, Food Security, Sustainable Development Goals, Gender, Energy, and Disaster Risk Reduction etc.) in the provinces will serve as ancillary documents to the Climate Change Policy. Capacity building of Government Officials on climate change impacts, situation analysis of relevant sectors, and assessing vulnerabilities will also be a part of this project.