Redd+ In Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Institutional Arrangements And Challenges
Author: Syed Qasim Shah

Today we are witnessing the detrimental impact of climate change and global warming, which are manifesting throughout the world, REDD+ has emerged as a means of combating the impacts of climate change by reducing the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa initiated the REDD+ project on a provincial level in Pakistan. This research analyzes the institutional arrangements as well as the challenges faced by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as it implements these projects in the province. For this purpose, this research has employed a qualitative approach and has collected the information through interviewing concerned government officials, academicians and NGOs. This research found that the primary challenge that the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is facing in the implementation of REDD+ is the lack of cooperation from the Federal Government which contributes to the deficit of knowledge regarding the project and impedes the process of capacity building within the related institutions. REDD+ throughout the world works through and is implemented by the Federal Government. Hence, it is essential that the local, provincial and federal levels are synced in the process of capacity building, promoting and implementing the REDD+ projects. So it is the need of the hour to have complete devolution of power and authority under the 18th amendment needs to occur in order to activate the concerned departments on the provincial level. Supervisor:- Dr. Anwar Hussain

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Keywords : Climate Change, REDD+, Sustainable Development
Supervisor: Anwar Hussain

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