To mitigate the effects of climate change through community-led nature-based solutions and revitalize the land available for agriculture to produce food and increase income generating opportunities for the local communities.
Climate change is one of the most pressing environment and development challenges confronting humanity today. Govt of Pakistan and other environment protector institutions engages on this issue from multiple perspectives, from assessing the risks that climate change poses to advancing practical nature-based solutions centered on better conservation, management and restoration of natural ecosystems.
Since 1994, BB one of the member organization of IUCN, which is the first global environmental union aim to protect nature. With joint hand of IUCN, BB assesses the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems. Through its work on ecosystem-based mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction, it also highlights the important role of nature-based solutions to climate change.
It also works to ensure that climate policy and action are gender-responsive, socially inclusive and take into account to the needs of the most vulnerable. On the other hand, BB in partnership with PPAF, Oxfam and donor agencies continues to offer migratory and adaptive responses to climate change.
By ensuring climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, BB implemented various project in targeted areas as 1) Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLMP) by UNDP and Govt. of Sindh, 2) Partnerships for Biodiversity Conservation in Thar – IUCN and SECMC, 3) Implementation of National Vulture Conservation Strategy by IUCN and USAID, 4) Livelihood Restoration and Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh by UNWOMEN, and various Community Physical Infrastructure project phases by Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund. Climate change is a cross-cutting theme that extends across multiple BB programmes/projects.