The Energy Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in collaboration with Murdoch University, Australia, Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) Pakistan, Ministry of Energy (Power Division) and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan has issued a report in which the contribution of Prof. Dr. Nadeem Ahmed Sheikh, Dean Faculty of Engineering Technology, FET International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) for providing valuable insights have been acknowledged and appreciated in the ECAP report.

The valuable contribution of Dr. Sheikh in the report has made the university stand at a place of honor in the United Nations and worldwide.

The Road Map presents a range of opportunities to achieve the SDG 7 targets, while improving energy security and improving the health of its citizens through reduced indoor air pollution. It sets out four key policy recommendations to increase access to clean cooking technology, improve efficiency in all economic sectors, electrify the transport sector and decarbonize the power sector. The success of this collaboration between ESCAP, the Private Power and Infrastructure Board, Ministry of Energy (Power Division), Government of Pakistan and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute is a testament to the shared ambition to deliver on the vision for energy in the Sustainable Development Goals. The Road Map presents a pathway for Pakistan to continue to prosper in the next phase of its development as it builds back better in the recovery from COVID-19. It also provides an example for other countries to better understand the opportunities to develop sustainable energy.

SDG7 Roadmap for Pakistan will help the GoP in making informed policy decisions for achieving clean energy targets, universal access of electricity and carbon emission reduction targets pursuant to NDCs 2021. It will also provide a holistic and integrated approach towards development and modernization of Pakistan’s energy and environment sectors.