Co-Investment in Climate Development
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DiscussionQ: Why does Government of Pakistan alone
develop the climate?A: Government alone cannot undertake climate
development projects with limited resources. Q: Why does SMEDA alone develop the climate?A: SMEDA is aware of its reasonability towards
environment thus developing small and medium enterprises for climate development in Pakistan.
Q: Can funds be arranged from foreign donors?A: Yes. One can get from UNIDO, DFID and CDKN.Q: Should MBAs come in field of climate
development?A: Besides MBAs, M.Sc. in Agriculture and
Environment must come forward.
Key Fields• Agriculture• Water• Energy
Climate can only be developed in Pakistan by co-investment.
Project-IPreparation, plantation and protection of 2 million saplings annually in Punjab or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Benefits• Forestation in FATA and Gilgit-
Baltistan• Control of floods • Healthy environment
Probable Local Investors• An agriculturist with Rs.5 to Rs.10
million • SMEDA
Wind energy systems in Baluchistan, Sindh and FATA
Benefits• Electricity production • Improved climate in Baluchistan
and FATA• Healthy environment
Probable Local Investors • A businessperson with Rs.5 to
Rs.10 million• SMEDA
Key CreditsSajid Imtiaz, Expert Member CDKN, Member Harvard Business Review
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