Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

The impact of climate change on Pakistan has been severe, which is particularly exemplified by the country being consistently ranked as the most vulnerable nation by German Watch in its annual Climate Risk Index since 2010. The province of Sindh, in particular, has been largely affected by recent episodes of disasters and climate change due to several factors such as low adaptive capacity of communities, weak institutional and policy setup, and local dependency on natural resources.

In response, WWF-Pakistan, through the support of global change SysTems for Analysis, Research & Training (START) and Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) carried out a project on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the Indus Ecoregion. The project primarily focused on identifying ecosystem resilient measures and livelihood recommendations in the livestock and fisheries sectors of Sindh.

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