Kaleem Anwar Mir

Kaleem Anwar Mir
Global Change Impact Studies Centre · Ministry of Climate Change

Ph.D.
Air/GHG Emissions Inventory & Integrated Assessment Modelling

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Introduction
My research focuses on Integrated Assessment Modelling (IAM) for Pakistan, specifically involving inventory of activity-based air pollutant and GHG emissions, simulation of future GHG and air pollutant emissions (baseline/current policy scenario), mitigation of future GHG and air pollutant emissions (abatement/alternative policy scenarios), air quality improvement, public health impacts, emissions control cost, cost-effectiveness analysis, co-benefit analysis, and implications for SD indicators.
Education
February 2019 - February 2022
Hallym University
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences & Biotechnology
August 2013 - February 2015
National University of Singapore
Field of study
  • Environmental Management
January 2003 - August 2007
University of the Punjab
Field of study
  • Chemical Engineering (with specialization in Environmental Engineering)

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Publications (20)
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In order to further improve the accuracy and reliability and reduce uncertainties in the national GHG inventories for Pakistan, this study call for using 2006 IPCC Guidelines, to help to identify the national targets for GHG mitigation with respect to the nationally determined contributions (NDCs). GHG (CO2, CH4, and N2O) inventories for Pakistan h...
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Understanding Pakistan’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission status is critical for identifying the national targets for GHG mitigation with respect to the nationally determined contributions (NDCs). This study focuses on the development of Pakistan’s GHG (CO2, CH4, and N2O) inventories for agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) and waste secto...
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Determining the physical and chemical characteristics of municipal solid waste (MSW) aids in assessing the potential environmental impacts of any waste management initiative. The study aimed to determine the basic physical and chemical characteristics of urban MSW from two Pakistani megacities (Lahore and Rawalpindi). Physical, proximate, and ultim...
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Since coastal wetlands have been severely degraded and polluted by human activities, they have increasingly become a significant source of greenhouse gases (GHGs), so understanding the characteristics of their emissions is critical for devising future climate change mitigation strategies. This study modified a model based on carbon balance to forec...
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Pakistan's urban air pollution is among the world's worst, wreaking havoc on public health and the economy. Although the country's environmental protection act and the climate change act recognize the dual challenges of air pollution and climate change, it lacks an integrated national strategy to manage both simultaneously. Based on simulations wit...
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Accuracy in national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimation is a key element for outlining best strategies to reduce GHG emissions from various source sectors of the economy. In this study, an initial attempt has been made to estimate GHG emissions from waste sector in Rawal Town - an urban city of Rawalpindi district in Pakistan. Tier 1 approac...
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Sectoral emission inventory of Punjab shows that the major portion of total air pollutant emissions in Punjab are coming from the Transport sector which holds 43% share, followed by Industrial sector which has 25% share and Agriculture with 20% share. The contribution of agriculture sector (crop residue burning) is significant to the seasonal smog...
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The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of infrastructure and institutional quality on industrial growth of Pakistan. The study covers the time span of 1984-2012. The ARDL (Auto Regressive Distributive Lag) is employed to see the combine and individual impact of infrastructure and institutional quality on industrial growth of Pakistan. B...
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In this study, an attempt has been made to develop inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for Pakistan at the national and sectoral level. The emission profile includes carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O). In 2012, GHG emissions from different sectors of economy are estimated at 367 Tg CO2eq. Out of this, CO2 emissions...
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The study aims to establish a linkage between both the energy (Pakistan Integrated Energy Model, i.e. Pak-IEM) and environment (Greenhouse gas and Air pollution INteractions and Synergies, i.e. GAINS) models. With this framework, the energy outputs of Pak-IEM could be fed into GAINS for exploring different emission and control strategy scenarios. P...
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Agriculture contributes around a quarter to Pakistan's economy and is closely linked with the variability of monsoon rainfall. The prediction of monsoon rains with sufficient lead time has immense importance for the planning and management of water resources and agriculture. In this study, Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) and Principal Component Re...
Poster
The poster provides information on Pakistan’s GHG emissions from energy sector for the year 2012. It includes CO2, CH4 and N2O emitted from fossil fuel combustion in different activities and source categories within the energy sector. The source categories may include; electricity generation, manufacturing industries, transportation, residential, c...
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This study aims to assess the current and future air pollution and associated health impacts in Pakistan. In this study, the Pakistan Integrated Energy Model (Pak-IEM) is used to assess current and future energy consumption in Pakistan. To assess air pollution levels and associated health impacts, we used the Greenhouse gas and Air pollution INtera...
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According to IPCC TAR (2001), some natural climate variations such as ENSO (El-Nino Southern Oscillation), PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation), IOD (Indian Ocean Dipole) and NAO (Northern Atlantic Oscillation) / NAM (Northern Hemisphere Annular Mode), can significantly alter the behavior of extreme events, including floods, droughts, hurricanes and c...

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Cities are increasingly aware of sustainability issues (economic, social & environmental) as part of their long term development but many cities in developing countries are still dealing with basic and most urgent concerns like economic growth, employment generation, housing needs, infrastructure development, water and sanitation etc. How urban plans and planning systems can be put into use to deal with all these concerns particularly in terms of potential development conflicts, barriers and trade-offs?

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