MoCC, SUPARCO sign MoU for use of satellite imagery

Staff Reporter

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC), the Government of Pakistan, and the Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission Pakistan (SUPARCO) with support from UNDP, in Islamabad on Monday.

Mr. Joudat Ayaz, Additional Secretary (MoCC)/National Project Director (GLOF-II Project), and Brig.

Tahir Islam, Director SUPARCO signed the MoU, for the use of satellite imagery, received by SUPARCO from various satellites, in mutually agreed areas of application for climate change impacts in Pakistan.

The idea is to get an overall clearer picture of the current glacial lakes and associated threats.

A management committee comprising of members from MoCC and SUPARCO was also formulated, which has representation from UNDP’s GLOF-II Project.

Supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), UNDP’s GLOF-II Project is working to strengthen public services, and to empower communities to identify and manage risks associated with Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) and related impacts of climate change.

The MoU covers the promotion of joint activities of mutual interest and future collaboration following the respective needs and objectives addressed in the MoU.