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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.

Pakistan Today

Published Date: Feb 16, 2012

PAKISTAN, INDIA ASKED TO TAKE ON CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES

Climate stakeholders adopted a resolu­tion on Wednesday, on the concluding day of the ‘Track-II Dialogue on Cli­mate Change for Peace’, which was jointly organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS).
The delegates were deliberating on water, energy, adaptation, gender eq­uity and livelihoods.
They stressed on both India and Pakistan to work together to address the climate change challenges in order to achieve food and energy se­curity, sustainable livelihoods, conser­vation of biodiversity, enhanced water use efficiency, promotion of low carbon sustainable development and building resilient communities and networks.
They said the energy needs of both the countries were growing to bring the sizeable population out of poverty and to achieve economic growth. Both the countries needed to work together to en­sure universal access to sustainable and affordable energy, including through the optimisation of renewable energy poten­tial in the region, measures to promote  green energy and the establishment of the South Asian Energy Grid.
Stressing upon the need to utilise the best available scientific and local knowledge, they said governments, ac­ademic institutions, and civil society organisations needed to work together to prepare a compendium of the best policy frameworks and practices.
Deliberating on education, they emphasised mutual learning and shar­ing of experiences and knowledge be­tween the government agencies, civil society organisations, academic and re­search institutions and other stake­holders through building networks and establishing exchange programmes for experts, researchers and journalists.
Highlighting the importance of gender equality, they said women must be involved in all decision-making lev­els and processes in order to incorpo­rate their perspectives and address their specific needs and vulnerabilities.
They stated that South Asian expa­triates’ networks could provide invalu­able support in the form of financing, knowledge sharing and access to infor­mation and technology.
The resolution elaborated the adap­tation strategies which must be de­signed, keeping in view the shared ecosystems in the region as well as the common interests of countries, includ­ing prevention of conflict.
The resolution emphasised the SAARC summits’ decisions on climate change, especially those pertaining to food security and disaster risk reduc­tion and sought their implementation through enhanced cooperation and re­moval of impediments. The resolution also recommended that SAARC to carry out a feasibility study on the establish­ment of a green climate fund for South Asia besides establishing a ‘Climate Policy Coordination Group’ between the policy-makers of the two countries.
Some of the delegates who spoke on the occasion included former federal Environment Minister Malik Amin Aslam; UNDP Country Director Toshi­hirio Tanaka; SDPl Executive Director Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri; Chandra Bhushan from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) India; former Head of United Nations Sustainable Development Division Dr Tariq Banuri; RBS Country Director Britta Peterson; Vasudha Foundation CEO K. Srinivas and HBS India Office Climate Change Programme Advisor Sanjay Vashist.