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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.

Published Date: Apr 24, 2014

Promoting Environmental Sustainability – SDPI Press Release

Irregular
urbanization and rise of pollution in urban centers of Pakistan pose
tremendous risks for the environmental security of the country. This was
expressed by Ambassador (R) Shafqat Kakakhel, Chairman Board of
Governors, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) at a workshop
on Environment and Climate Change here today.
The workshop was organized by SDPI in partnership with the Senate
Sub-Committee on Environment, Pakistan-China Institute and National
Press Club, Islamabad.

The
workshop was designed for media personnel and policy-makers to broaden
understanding and sensitization on issues related to environmental
protection and climate change in Pakistan. Ambassador Shafqat Kakakhel
said that burning of fossil fuels has led to an upsurge in greenhouse
emissions and there is a need for exploring renewable energy options. He
said that the parliament should draft legislations in favor of reducing
climate change impacts.

Speaking
at the occasion, Sheharyar Khan, President of the National Press Club,
Islamabad, observed that media houses often ignore issues of public
interest, particularly those related to the environment. All media
entities should allocate time and space for public service messages and
promote awareness regarding fundamental issues such as environmental
protection.

The
workshop was conducted by Shahid Minhas, Centre for Capacity Building,
SDPI, Shakeel Ramay and Sadia Ishfaq of Environment & Climate Change
Unit and Tahir Dhindsa of Sustainable Development Television, SDPI. It
focused on the role of media, parliamentarians and other key actors in
advocating for and promoting environmental sustainability.