This brief draws from the extensive workshops on the subject led by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) under the project ‘Evidence Based Policies for Sustainable Use of Energy Resources in Asia and the Pacific’. It also draws from an extended study by Dr. Jiang Kejun who was the Team Lead for this project and Ms. Qu Chenfei who supported the energy sector modelling.
This study attempts to provide future energy transition pathways in Pakistan towards 2030, considering determinants such as population growth, economic development and technological progress within the context of CO2 mitigation targets. The methodological framework and all modelling results have been derived from an extended study on ‘Power Sector Transition Towards Pakistan’s Commitment in Paris Agreement’ by Jiang & Chenfei, 2019. Simulations of future energy demand and supply in Pakistan have been conducted with a view to present key policy and technological optional to meet Pakistan’s NDC’s through an energy sector transition.