The Climate-Energy Nexus: Pakistan’s Transition towards Renewable Energy

Key Points:

  • The rapidly changing weather patterns in Pakistan due to climate change has increased the energy insecurity in Country.
  • Pakistan’s energy sector is the primary contributor in emitting GHG emissions.
  • To meet the challenges pertaining to climate change goals, Pakistan needs to fulfil energy requirements of its citizens to absorb climate change impacts and to implement mitigation and adaptation policies.
  • The dependence on thermal based energy plants combined with fragile and ineffective distribution and transmission system has increased the energy loses up to 60 per cent in Pakistan.
  • The existing grid infrastructure across Pakistan is extremely outdated and not compatible for the absorption of renewable energy.
  • Without revamping the existing energy infrastructure and technological advancement, the implementation of renewable energy policies would not prove effective.

Neha Nisar

Neha Nisar is a graduate of Peace and Conflict Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad. She serves as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Strategic and Contemporary Research.

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