Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 PAKISTAN

bullet2 Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment

D-141 (annex), off Allama Iqbal Road,

Block 2, PECHS

Karachi 75400




Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


SCOPE believes that current trend of environmental degradation can be reversed if people are educated, communities are organized and empowered, experts are involved in sustainable development thinking, Governments are made committed to eradicate poverty and corporate sector is made responsible. SCOPE also believes that there are enough resources on the globe, which can be shared on equitable basis.

United Nations landmark conferences on environment and development, (Stockholm 1972, Rio 1992 and Johannesburg 2002), recognized the need of an uncompromising approach towards economic development, without scarifying environment and natural resources. This concept is called Sustainable Development (SD).

These conferences resulted in global road map of sustainable development, which comprises on Agenda 21, Rio declaration on sustainable development, different conventions on biodiversity, climate change, combating Desertification, and organic pollutants. Recently in Johannesburg, the UN did 10 years assessment of the implementation of this global environmental agenda and came up with Millennium Sustainable Development Goals.

These global commitments are supposed to be percolated at national and then local levels for implementation, because environment is primarily a local issue and concerned with local populations.