International and National Environmental Organizations in Pakistan

INTRODUCTION

Pakistan is an environmentally conscious country. The government of Pakistan has initiated several projects in order to tackle the impacts of climate change. The projects include the billion tree tsunami project, miyawaki urban forests, protected area management, bamboo production, etc. Pakistan has listed among the top 10 countries most affected by climate change. Climate change is showing severe impacts on the agriculture sector, economy, soil health, etc. Pakistan would become water scarce country by 2030. The pastoralist community is getting affected by climate change.

International Organization: This organization acts under international laws and formed by the agreements signed by various countries.

National Organization: This organization gets approval from a related department and works as a professional association.

Since the establishment of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency, there are many international and national organizations working in the country. Check out Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (review of IEE and EIA) Regulations (2000)

Below, there is a list of international and national organizations working in Pakistan.

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN PAKISTAN

  1. WWF: WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE

OFFICE LOCATION:

HEAD OFFICE:

WWF-Pakistan office, inside Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore

DESCRIPTION

It is an international organization that established in 1970. It aims to preserve wildlife and reduce the impacts of human activities on nature.

  1. IUCN: INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE

OFFICE LOCATION:

PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD PROGRAMME OFFICE: House No.70-A, Nazimuddin Road, Sector F-7/4, Islamabad Pakistan

PAKISTAN COUNTRY OFFICE: 1, Bath Island Road 75530 Karachi Pakistan

DESCRIPTION

This organization is recognized as the first global environmental union that established in 1985. It aims to protect nature.

  1. SNOW LEOPARD FOUNDATION

OFFICE LOCATION:

71-72 Street 54, MPCHS E-11/3 MPCHS E 11/2 E-11, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

DESCRIPTION

This foundation aims to protect and conserve the population of endangered snow leopards.

  1. UNIDO: UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

OFFICE LOCATION:

United Nations Industrial Development Org. 7th Floor, Serena Business Complex Khayaban-e-Suhrawardy Sector G-5/1, Islamabad PAKISTAN

DESCRIPTION

This organization established in 1968 aims to promote sustainable industrial development.

  1. UNDP: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

OFFICE LOCATION:

United Nations Development Programme 4th Floor, Serena Business Complex, Khayaban-e-Suharwardy, Islamabad, Pakistan

DESCRIPTION

This organization established in Pakistan in 1960. It aims to promote sustainable human development through eradicating poverty and protecting the environment.

  1. UNEP: UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME

OFFICE LOCATION:

7th Floor, Serena Office Complex, Khayaban-e-Suhrawardy, Sector G-5/1 P.O.Box 1051, Islamabad, Pakistan

DESCRIPTION

This organization aims to tackle climate change, biodiversity conservation, and promotes sustainable development.

  1. EU: EUROPEAN UNION

OFFICE LOCATION:

9 Street 88, G-6/3 G 6/3 G-6, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

DESCRIPTION

This organization aims to address environmental issue such as acid rains, water pollution through environmental laws.

  1. ROTARY CLUB/ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

OFFICE LOCATION

Margalla Hotel, Kashmir Highway, Islamabad. Kashmir Highway Islamabad, Pakistan

DESCRIPTION

It established in 1965 and aims to promote business development worldwide while providing ecological sustainability.

  1. SAARC: SOUTH ASIAN ASSOCIATION FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION

OFFICE LOCATION

Plot no. 3-D, Street no.67 Sector F-10/3, Islamabad, Pakistan

DESCRIPTION

The aim of this organization is to promote economic development in South Asia by enhancing the living standards of people.

  1. UNESCO: UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION

OFFICE LOCATION:

UNESCO Office, Serena Business Complex, 7th Floor,, G-5, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

DESCRIPTION

This organization aims to eradicate poverty through scientific education and sustainable development.

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN PAKISTAN

  1. EPA: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY/ EPD: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT

OFFICE LOCATION:

Secretary to Government of Punjab, Gate No. 8 National Hockey Stadium Qaddafi Stadium, Ferozepur Road، Hafeez Kardar Rd, Block E 2 Gulberg III, Lahore, Punjab 54000

DESCRIPTION

This department aims to tackle air pollution caused by industrial emissions by establishing Punjab Environmental Quality Standards.

  1. Himalayan Wildlife Foundation

OFFICE LOCATION:

Block 1, Commercial Area, Street 21, F-8/2 (270.50 km) 44000 Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

DESCRIPTION

This environmental organization is working for the biodiversity conservation and cultural heritage of Pakistan.

  1. GCICS: GLOBAL CHANGE IMPACT STUDIES CENTRE

OFFICE LOCATION:

G-8 Mauve Area G 8/1 G-8, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

DESCRIPTION

This research center established in 2002 and it is an open forum working in the field of climate change and its impacts.

  1. SDF: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

OFFICE LOCATION:

Office # A-13, 1st floor, Masood Arcade, Near Pandora, IJP road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

DESCRIPTION

This organization aims to promote economic development through sustainable development and poverty eradication.

  1. PEA: PAKISTAN ENVIRONMENTALISTS ASSOCIATION

OFFICE LOCATION:

177B, Jahanzeb Block Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore, Punjab 54000

DESCRIPTION

This is a national professional entity in Pakistan that has shown concern for the conservation of the environment in Pakistan.

  1. SDPI: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICY INSTITUTE

OFFICE LOCATION:

Plot # 10، Taimur Chambers، D (WEST A.K.M. Fazl-ul-Haq Rd, G 6/2 Blue Area, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

DESCRIPTION

This organization was established in 1992. It aims to improve the living standard of people, promoting social justice and peace.

  1. PARC: PAKISTAN NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE

OFFICE LOCATION:

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council G-5, Islamabad – Pakistan

DESCRIPTION

This comes with the objective of sustainable use of natural resources while promoting conservation of biodiversity.

  1. PMD: PAKISTAN METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT

OFFICE LOCATION:

Pitras Bukhari Rd, H-8/2 H 8/2 H-8, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

DESCRIPTION

This department aims to provide up to date data regarding weather, and climate in order to adopt mitigation measures conserving upcoming weather events.

  1. GSP: GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF PAKISTAN

OFFICE LOCATION:

Near Expo Center، Nazaria-e-Pakistan Ave, Commercial Area Phase 2 Johar Town, Lahore, Punjab

DESCRIPTION

This agency aims to explore geological resources in Pakistan as well as address environmental issues.

  1. Margallah Hills Society

OFFICE LOCATION

C.D.A. Old Floral shop Super Market, F-6, Islamabad,

DESCRIPTION

The aim of this organization is to conserve and protect the environment of the Margalla Hills National Park.

Also, check out International Environmental Agreements Signed by Pakistan

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