UNEP - Regional Office for Asia Pacific - Integration and Harmonization of Sustainable Development Interventions in the Central Karakorum National Park of Northern Pakistan

This project was jointly developed by UNEP and Ev-K2-CNR committee to promote sustainable development in the Karakorum area in Northern Pakistan. The objectives of the project are to improve the quality of life of local communities and the conservation of environment, architecture and cultural heritage, and to enhance capacity of local communities and institutions to adapt to climate change. The expected outcomes of the project are: (i) improve the institutional Karakorum National Park Ecosystem management mechanism; (ii) adaptation to climate change and sustainable ecosystem management options integrated into a sustainable development master plan and management plan; and (iii) opportunities and modalities of the project shared with other Himalaya region countries.