Rationale for 10 BTAP Project

  • International Environmental treaties, obligations, agreements and protocols (Kyoto Protocol, COP 21, Aichi Biodiversity Targets,
  • The Sustainable Development Goals No. 13&15 (UN Summit-2015)
  • Provincial Forest Resource Inventory (PFRI) 2000 report 78% of KP forests were under- stocked & 74% forests were incapable of regeneration.
  • The Project is inline with objectives of 11th Medium Term Five year plan (MTDF) for conservation, improvement and rehabilitation of forest ecosystems.
  • The Project is in line with Vision 2025 of Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform aiming at increasing forest cover of Pakistan upto 25% of the total area.
  • Pakistan is the 7th most vulnerable country to ill impacts of Climate Change (Climate Risk Index –German watch).
  • Rise in temperature during last 2 decades and reduction in rainfall upto 15 % and further reported that in coming 2 decades there will be rise in temperature upto 2 degree and reduction in rainfall 15%.
  • KP is exposed to extreme climatic vagaries, weather events and disasters (catastrophic floods of 1992, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2017).
  • Due to Gap between demand and supply forest were exploited badly
  • Due to increase in population and conversion of forest land to agriculture, further reduced the forest cover
  • Earth quake of 5 October 2005 further shacked the resource
  • Low priorities of Govt. environment
  • Law and order situation and low fine on timber prosecution