Climate change is threatening economic growth and sustainability in Pakistan, where the 2022 floods cost over US$30 billion to the economy. Food insecurity, environmental pollution and energy sector unsustainability are becoming more severe. However, economic research and policy discussions on climate change have been lacking, and are usually low priority to policymakers.
By bringing together existing knowledge and covering policy gaps with the help of experts, IGC plans to drive Pakistan’s approach to climate change by:
- Creating awareness of the climate challenges and current policy landscape by developing a platform to share information.
- Bringing climate change to the agenda of policymakers and government.
- Encouraging conversation and action locally and globally.
- Enabling policy-focused research on climate change by generating the right questions, policy initiatives, and interventions.
IGC researchers and the Pakistan team along with experts will work together to collate new and existing knowledge related to the themes of food security and agricultural transformation; sustainable cities; and energy.
Findings will be shared through growth briefs which provide an overview of the problem, focus on specific policy messages, and provide recommendations to relevant stakeholders.