Ministry of Climate Change started a project in Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency titled as “Geomatic Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Development”. The project with latest techniques and evaluation methods encourages the application of Satellite Remote Sensing (SRS), Geographical Information System (GIS) and Geographical Positioning System (GPS) technologies in environmental monitoring and decision-making. Geomatic Centre has already initiated the process of mapping CO2 emissions in Pakistan using GIS.

Officials of EPA, SUPARCO and Ministry gathered at a seminar on “Role of Geographical Information System (GIS) in Monitoring CO2 Emissions” and briefed the students, media persons and environmentalists about the new project and its utility. The seminar focused on capacity building and mixing skills of different public and private stakeholders on (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technologies.

CO2 is one of the greatest donors to the global warming which ultimately impacts the climate change. A GIS is a logical choice for a system to house the CO2 source and sink data, as it could visually display spatial relationships and do queries and screening analyses easily.

The Geomatic Center with its enormous efforts and technical proficiency prepared the Environmental Atlas of Islamabad which was inaugurated by the Honorable Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, who appreciated the efforts of the Geomatic Center for organizing this seminar and thanked the participating organizations for making it successful.