South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) is an inter-governmental Organization, established in 1982 by Governments of the eight South Asian countries to promote and support protection, management and enhancement of the environment in the region. Countries, namely; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have ratified the articles of Association of SACEP. It is also registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations as Multilateral Organization in accordance with under the Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations. SACEP has its hea...[more]
The Conference of Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed in 2004 that marine and coastal protected areas are an essential tool for the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biodiversity (article 8 of the convention). The target 11 of Aichi Biodiversity Targets agreed by all Parties to the CBD specify that each Party has to declare at least 10% of its coastal and marine areas as Marine Protected Area (MPA), especially the areas of biodiversity significance and ecosystem services. Pakistan is a Party to CBD and shown commitment to implementation of SDGs. ...[more]
The IHO capacity building programme seeks to assess and advise on how countries can best meet their international obligations and serve their own best interests by providing appropriate hydrographic and nautical charting services. Such services directly support safety of navigation, safety of life at sea, efficient sea transportation and the wider use of the seas and oceans in a sustainable way, including the protection of the marine environment, coastal zone management, fishing, marine resource exploration and exploitation, maritime boundary delimitation, maritime defence and security, and o...[more]
The objective of the side event is showcase Pakistan's unique case in sustaining its development in the face of uninvited natural calamities, conflict and engagement and superimposed self inflicted challenges.
To promote technology-led growth in Pakistan, a comprehensive R&D promotion program was devised and implemented. It achieved two objectives:1) Promoted solution-oriented research culture across Pakistan by involving 300+ universities, industries, social and governmental organizations2) Developed a locally fit technology transfer mechanism and number of solutions were transferred from universes to industry creating new business, employment and other positive effects