Improving climate adaptation and resilience in Pakistan

Project description

Title: Strengthening Climate Adaptation and Resilience (SAR)
Commissioned by: Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Pakistan
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Climate Change​​​​​​​
Overall term: 2021 to 2025


Pakistan is one of the countries in the world most affected by climate change. The economic losses suffered by Pakistan as a result of recent climate events, such as floods, droughts, erratic rains, melting glaciers, heat waves and weather-related extreme events are a major challenge for the Pakistani Government. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of these events, which, in particular, exacerbates the vulnerability of local populations.  


The conditions for climate adaptation and climate risk management are improved in Pakistan and financial instruments are mainstreamed into the budgeting and planning processes for better protection and risk covering measures for the most vulnerable groups, especially women.


  • The project supports the entire planning cycle of climate change adaptation measures, from the preparation of climate risk assessments to the piloting of financing approaches and instruments at the local level, focusing on the most vulnerable groups.
  • It supports the Pakistani government in improving the conditions for accessing international climate finance for climate adaptation and resilience as well as climate risk management measures.
  • It also supports the implementation of local measures as well as their upscaling through international climate finance.
  • It supports climate risk assessments at the local and provincial levels to enable the local authorities to identify future needs and financial instruments in their planning and budgeting processes to mitigate the risks.
  • It aims to empower authorities and local communities to be able to face current and future climate risks by triggering national and international climate finance potentials. 

Last update: Februar 2022

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