By 2050, ecosystem-based adaptation contributes towards better climate resilience, water and food security, and sustainable livelihoods in Pakistan
By 2030, the reduction of flood risk and enhanced water recharge at six sites in the Indus Basin, building resilience of 10 million people and vulnerable ecosystems
- Ecosystem-based adaptation for integrated flood risk management
- Enhancing the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate change
- Enabling a paradigm shift towards ecosystem-based adaptation in Pakistan
The Indus River is Pakistan’s lifeline and is now experiencing catastrophic floods and droughts exacerbated by climate change. Pakistan relies on costly hard-infrastructure, flood and water management measures with limited efficacy. This project will build Pakistan’s climate resilience and water security through cost-effective ecosystem-based adaptation.
Recharge Pakistan will increase water storage and recharge through wetlands, floodplains, and hill-torrents management; promote climate-adapted community-based natural resource management and livelihoods, and forge a paradigm shift to scale up this approach. This project unifies several government entities in an unprecedented collaboration with WWF-Pakistan to effect nature-based solutions for crucial climate change adaptation in Pakistan.