ISLAMABAD: A steering committee of the Ministry of Climate Change has given the green light to set up Phase-II of the Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLMP). In a meeting of the Programme Steering Committee (PSC), held at the Ministry of Climate Change on Friday, the SLMP upscale programme was discussed. Its deliverables include the integration of provincial policies, technical training, effective land-use planning via Geographic Information System (GIS) and the implementation of climate-resilient SLM activities in partnership with communities across landscapes in the country. SLMP’s Annual Work Plan for 2017 for combating land degradation and desertification in Pakistan was presented. The second phase of the project is the up-scaling phase of the pilot phase which was to be implemented in 14 arid districts in four provinces.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 15th, 2017.