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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.

Deforestation and Climate Change

Year: 2011


The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has provided a platform to the international community to negotiate and take measures for climate change mitigation. REDD+ has emerged as an incentive based mitigation mechanism to address the potential role of forestry of up to 17-25 % reported share towards GHG emissions reduction. Pakistan is a low forest cover country but has a significant potential for REDD+.
In December 2010, SDPI launched a programme, the Development and Capacity Building Support Initiative for its pioneer work on REDD+ in Pakistan. SDPI played an important, neutral and central role to support REDD+ development and implementation in Pakistan. For this purpose, MoUs were signed with key stakeholders (project developers, implementers, beneficiaries etc.). Institutional capacity was built through two-trainings, special lectures were delivered in the Punjab for capacity building, 3 Forest Assemblies and 3 Roundtables were arranged in KPK for awareness raising, 3 Seminars were arranged in Islamabad for highlighting the legal issues and challenges, special recommendations were sent to Federal Government and stakeholders for REDD+ support, strong institutional networking was done through SDPI’ PCI, Faisalabad Agenda 2011 was declared through stakeholders’ positive involvement for REDD+ support by relying on and sharing indigenous and available resources and expertise of participating institutions in it, and a policy paper was published that provides a roadmap for REDD+ in Pakistan by keeping in view the requirements of voluntary and compliance carbon markets.