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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.

World Environment Day 2019: Air Pollution

Jun 10

3:00PM to 05:00pm

SDPI's Seminar Hall, 3rd Floor Taimur Chambers, 10-D (WEST), Fazl-ul-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad.

Approximately 92 per cent of people worldwide do not breathe clean air and 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. The facts show that it costs the global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare costs. According to a World Bank report, 22,000 pre mature deaths per year are caused due to outdoor air pollution in Pakistan whereas indoor air pollution causes 28,000 deaths.  

Given these shocking impacts of poor air quality on human life, this year’s World Environment Day 2019 on “Air pollution” urges governments, industry, communities and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy, green technologies and improve air quality in cities and regions.  According to a new UN report on air pollution in Asia and the Pacific, implementing 25 technology policies could see up to a 20 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide and a 45 per cent reduction in methane emissions globally, leading to a third of a degree Celsius saving of global warming.

China with its growing green energy sector has emerged as a climate leader, will be a great global host of 2019’s World Environment Day celebrations, showcasing their progress towards a cleaner environment. The aim of this seminar is to see where Pakistan stands for its air quality and what lessons can be drawn from Chinese technological and policy interventions in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change in Pakistan. 
Introductory remarks:
  • Maryam Shabbir, Project Associate, SDPI
Presentation on Air Quality and Human Health:
  • Dr Hina Aslam, Associate Research Fellow, SDPI

  • Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director SDPI
  • Malik Amin Aslam, Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change 
  • Dr Mahmood A. Khwaja, Senior Advisor Chemicals & Sustainable Industrial Development, SDPI
  • Yao Jing, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan 
  • Dr. Hina Aslam, Associate Research Fellow, SDPI
  • Dr. Uzaira Rafique, Dean Fatima Jinnah Women University
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