Green recovery from COVID-19: Outlook for Pakistan’s Energy and Power Sector

Green recovery from COVID-19: Outlook for Pakistan’s Energy and Power Sector

Publication details

  • Thursday | 27 Jan, 2022
  • Hina Aslam, Ubaid ur Rehman Zia
  • Research Reports,Project Publications
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Executive Summary

At a time when Pakistan is struggling with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, this study highlights its impacts on the economy of Pakistan, particularly in the energy and power sector. A sudden drop in energy demand and economic growth at the start of the pandemic provided an insightful opportunity to “build back better” by adopting more resilient and sustainable way of recovery using the economic recovery packages and stimulus, while considering the country’s high vulnerability to climate change impacts and meeting the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Paris Agreement.

This study attempts to provide an impact assessment of COVID-19 on Pakistan’s energy and power sector, with an opportunity to build back the economy using clean energy pathways by exploring the potential of economic recovery stimulus and packages. The broader objective is to examine the potential for the economic recovery packages of Pakistan to be focused on ‘Green Recovery’ stimulus and measures to foster an accelerated transition towards clean energy, simultaneously spurring green economic recovery and growth, creating millions of jobs and putting emissions into structural decline..........