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Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) 2020 launched                    111,75 Think Tanks across the world ranked in different categories.                SDPI is ranked 90th among “Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-US)”.           SDPI stands 11th among Top Think Tanks in South & South East Asia & the Pacific (excluding India).            SDPI notches 33rd position in “Best New Idea or Paradigm Developed by A Think Tank” category.                SDPI remains 42nd in “Best Quality Assurance and Integrity Policies and Procedure” category.              SDPI stands 49th in “Think Tank to Watch in 2020”.            SDPI gets 52nd position among “Best Independent Think Tanks”.                           SDPI becomes 63rd in “Best Advocacy Campaign” category.                   SDPI secures 60th position in “Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks” category.                       SDPI obtains 64th position in “Best Use of Media (Print & Electronic)” category.               SDPI gains 66th position in “Top Environment Policy Tink Tanks” category.                SDPI achieves 76th position in “Think Tanks With Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program” category.                    SDPI notches 99th position in “Top Social Policy Think Tanks”.            SDPI wins 140th position among “Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks”.               SDPI is placed among special non-ranked category of Think Tanks – “Best Policy and Institutional Response to COVID-19”.                                            Owing to COVID-19 outbreak, SDPI staff is working from home from 9am to 5pm five days a week. All our staff members are available on phone, email and/or any other digital/electronic modes of communication during our usual official hours. You can also find all our work related to COVID-19 in orange entries in our publications section below.    The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is pleased to announce its Twenty-third Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 14 – 17 December 2020 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The overarching theme of this year’s Conference is Sustainable Development in the Times of COVID-19. Read more…       FOOD SECIRITY DASHBOARD: On 4th Nov, SDPI has shared the first prototype of Food Security Dashboard with Dr Moeed Yousaf, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on  National Security and Economic Outreach in the presence of stakeholders, including Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Provincial and district authorities attended the event in person or through zoom. The dashboard will help the government monitor and regulate the supply chain of essential food commodities.

Climate Change Adaptation through Promotion of Alternate and Energy Efficient Technologies in Pakistan

May 2

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SDPI Seminar Hall, 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad

change is a global phenomenon and a challenging reality for thinkers, planners,
policymakers and professionals alike. It is a phenomenon that is likely to
impact almost every sector of Pakistan’s economy. Today it stands not only as a
major environmental issue but also as a multi-dimensional developmental


Climate change resulting from an increasing concentration of Greenhouse
Gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere due to the use of fossil fuels and other human
activities has become a major worldwide concern. It is particularly so for
Pakistan because climate change could
pose a direct threat to its water security, food security and energy security.
The country’s vulnerability to such adverse impacts is likely to increase
considerably in the coming decades as the average global temperature, which
increased by 0.6 °C over the past century, is projected to increase further by
1.1 to 6.4 °C by the end of the current century. Pakistan
contributes only about 0.38% of the total global GHG emissions. On per capita basis,
Pakistan with 1.9 tonnes per capita GHG emissions stands at a level which
corresponds to about one-third of the world average, one-fifth of the average
for Western Europe and one tenth of the per capita emissions in the U.S.,
putting it at 135th place in the world ranking of countries on the
basis of their per capita GHG emissions.

For mitigating and reducing the GHG emissions from the energy sector
Energy Security Action Plan 2005-2030 envisages large roles for hydropower,
renewable energy technologies (in particular, windmills), nuclear power and
alternate energy technologies in future energy supplies. A number of projects on
energy efficiency improvement, energy conservation and use of decentralized
renewable energy technologies being implemented by many institutions including
Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET).

The focus of this seminar is to create awareness about changing climate
scenarios and provide recommendations for efficient use of alternate energy
sources through adopting adaptation measures and promoting energy efficient
technologies. Further the introduction of Energy Efficient Cooking Stoves (EECS)
Technology would be highlighted in presentations and during the session. An
energy efficient stove is a new technology that is replacing our traditional
stoves. Traditional stoves are big threat to firewood consumption and forest

 Chair: Mr Abdul Rasheed Khan, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Science and Technology, GoP

·        Dr Mahmood A. Khwaja, Senior
Advisor, SDPI

·       Mr Zafar Iqbal Khokhar, Director General, Pakistan
Council for Renewable Energy Technology PCRET

·        Mr Babar Khan, National
Integrated and Development Association (NIDA) Pakistan,

·        Mr Bakht Muhammad, Sahara Welfare Foundation (SWF), Malakand

·        Ms Javeriya Hasan, Research
associate, SDPI

·        Ms Anusha Sherazi, Project
Associate, SDPI