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Climate and Energy
Challenges of Climate Change

Climate change is one of the greatest planetary threats humanity faces currently. Contrary to preceding projections, the shifting climate and its linked impacts are becoming increasingly visible, especially for climate-vulnerable frontline communities and countries.

Massive desertification, shrinking water supplies, and an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events are a few of its manifestations. With rising temperatures, but lukewarm ambitions, the cost of climate inaction will continue to inflate.

To decelerate this, governments and communities must come together and act now. This ‘action’ entails effective mitigation strategies such as switching from fossil-fuel dependency to renewables, and targeted adaptation – altering our systems and building both the technical and non-technical capacities in line with a constantly changing world.


Threats to Pakistan

Climate change is a global phenomenon; however, the intensity of its impacts is deep-rooted in the existing socio-economic inequalities. Although Pakistan contributes less than one percent to the global greenhouse gas emissions it remains one of the top ten most vulnerable countries to climate change and continues to experience extreme weather patterns like floods, droughts, Glacial Lake Outburst Flooding (GLOF), and heatwaves, which is impacting food and water security along with livelihoods of millions. The situation is further exacerbated due to a lack of resilience to deal with natural disasters, weak governance, and mismanagement of natural resources. As a result, the country continues to experience human and economic losses worth billions of dollars.


What is WWF-Pakistan doing?


WWF-Pakistan has been actively involved in numerous climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives, positively influencing the public and private sectors to a clean & green transition. Through various projects, campaigns, and interventions, WWF-Pakistan engages key stakeholders, including individuals, grassroots communities, corporates, and policymakers.

The Climate & Energy Programme focuses on environmental and social safeguarding, reducing greenhouse gas emissions  including transitioning to renewables  and energy efficiency techniques, promoting  plastics reduction and waste management through recycling projects, clean-up campaigns, and targeted awareness programs. It aims to improve livelihoods, build climate resilience within vulnerable communities and support policy & governance. Whilst ensuring the country is able to fulfill its international commitments on both the environment & climate change.