According to the Pakistan Economic Survey, 2016-17, the country ranks seventh among the most adversely affected countries by climate change. The impacts of climate change are being felt through increasing intensity and frequency of extreme climatic disastrous events, as well as small, but incremental changes insidiously affecting many sectors of government activity.
Being a responsible state and part of international community, Pakistan is planning to take serious steps for playing an effective role in lowering global GHG emissions. The country’s response to the challenges of global warming and climate change has been closely aligned with its strategies for environmental protection, sustainable development goals (SDGs) and objectives of the Convention on Climate Change. Realising the high vulnerability to climate change, the government has developed a national policy to combat climate change. An action plan is also being developed to effectively implement climate change policy through sustainable planning.