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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.

Position Paper for Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiations

Year: 2008-09

SDPI organized a series of brainstorming sessions and seminars to gather a multi-stakeholder perspective on what is at stake for Pakistan in the forthcoming (December 2009) UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Based on those consultations, SDPI prepared a document entitled ‘Negotiation Strategy of Pakistan for COP15 from Civil Society Perspective’.

The strategy paper discusses the negotiation strategy that Pakistan should follow in the context of the state of Pakistan’s economy, Pakistan’s developmental needs and their implications in terms of fossil fuel, green-house gas emissions in different sectors and vulnerability among and across different sectors and groups. The paper recommends a series of steps that Pakistan should undertake to devise affordable solutions for climate change challenges without compromising its development goals. The strategy is prepared keeping in view that COP15 in December 2009 is expected to cement global efforts on carbon emission reduction beyond 2012, when the commitments spelt out in the Kyoto Protocol expire. The outcomes of the negotiations will be a Copenhagen Protocol, or several binding decisions on addressing the challenge of climate change. Pakistan is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol. It is also a signatory to the UNFCCC (United Nations framework Convention on Climate Change) as a non Annex 1 country, with no binding targets of carbon emission reduction.

The paper recognizes that Pakistan has not been able to develop a comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emission sources and sinks, or prioritize feasible mitigation and adaptation options. The strategy paper emphasizes a rationale that Pakistan should use in its defense during the Copenhagen Conference against any unjustified carbon emission control restrictions. The Paper also outlines an agenda on global cooperation for adaptation, including financial resources, technology transfer and investment in scientific research.