Climate Change Negotiations – Civil Society Perspective

Strategy paper

Based on the analysis of Pakistan’s current environmental and economic state, the paper outlines concrete challenges caused by climate change. Pakistan, as a developing country, has higher incidences of poverty and the country is facing a number of problems. It is looking for macroeconomic stability, poverty reduction, higher economic growth, and development. Regarding climate change, vulnerabilities are expected to be increased across the globe; however, the extent of these weaknesses would be unequal. Poor people and regions would be more susceptible to climate change and adverse impacts, as compared to rich people and regions.

Furthermore, Pakistan is a signatory to almost all environment-related agreements and thus has certain obligations and privileges. Now, the question arises as to how Pakistan will fulfill the dream of development in the presence of all these agreements, which call for more sustainable solutions to all these problems? And what should be Pakistan’s stances on the international level of negotiations at COP15? This strategy paper proposes answers, especially from the civil society perspectives.

You can download the publication as a pdf-file:  Climate Change Negotiation – Civil Society Perspective.