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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 Repercussions for Pakistan: Perspectives from the Fifth IPCC Assessment Report

Oct 7

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SDPI, 38, Main Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad

Note: Entry is open to all. You may confirm your participation through an
email or phone .The event can also be watched live

(Concept Note)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its latest scientific report on climate change. The report is part of three different working groups formulated to study global patterns of climate change with varying lenses. Titled as “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis”, the report showcases estimates on various climate change indicators by leading global experts from different field. Having gone through years of work and rigorous review processes, the IPCC report serves as a credible reference guide for scientists, academia, students, and policy makers and practitioners.

In this context, SDPI has organized a seminar titled “Climate Change Repercussions for Pakistan: Perspectives from the Fifth IPCC Assessment Report”. The seminar will specifically focus on what policy implications can be drawn for Pakistan, given the country’s vulnerabilities to climate change in the form of recurring floods, droughts and other natural calamities. The seminar will also focus on aspects such as immediate climate change threats that necessitate policy actions in short as well as long terms,
opportunities and prerequisites for sustainable development of natural resources, and economic consideration for increasing resilience to climate change effects in Pakistan.

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Chair: Mr Kashif Salik, Research Associate, SDPI


Dr Qamar Chaudhry, Eminent Climate Scientist and Deputy Director of CDKN’s Asia programme

Dr Mohsin Iqbal, Head, Agriculture, Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC)

Dr Muhammad Hanif, Director, National Weather Forecast Centre