Pakistan's INDC Updates
The Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC), in collaboration with technical partners, is leading 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.
MOCC has identified six main sectors for in-depth working with relevant line ministries and departments for realistic national contributions. Academia, research organizations, private sector, and civil society are also being consulted in defining INDCs for post-2020 agreement on climate change. The key sectors are