An ecologically sustainable development, which is consistent with the SDGs and national and provincial strategies, is the cornerstone of the Urban Unit’s technical interventions and policy advice. Given the increasing footprint of the Urban Unit’s interventions in urban environment of the cities all over Pakistan, from Punjab to Gilgit Baltistan, the company provides professional, research-based policy advice and technical support for Integration of environmental and social considerations into the development planning and decision-making process at national, regional and local scale.
Environment and Social Safeguard (E&SS) team at the Urban Unit is fully equipped to address the challenges of environment with highly qualified human resources with international expertise and foreign education from world’s renowned Institutions.
With an aim to prevent and mitigate undue harm to the people and their environment, the E&SS is providing its services in identifying potential environmental and social impacts; prescribing environmental (and social) management plans; incorporating environmental priorities in to the development planning; as well as building the capacities of government officials and private sector for environmentally sound development. Moreover, the Sector is also providing immense support to the governments in various donor funded and Local ADP Projects as well as in developing and reviewing multiple policies and strategies.