Why is this Sector Important?
Pakistan is a vast country, blessed with a wide range of natural resources that include oil & gas, coal, metals/minerals such as iron, copper, salt, limestone, gold, etc., and other resources including fresh water and forests. Topics of interest are:
- Water Resource Management
- Mining & Minerals
- Hydrocarbon Exploration
- Forests Management
- Environmental Sustainability etc.
(Envisioning a Bright Future for this Sector)
Around the world, looming climate issues and technological advancements have significantly changed the models of stewardship and management of natural resources. Implementation of state-of-the-art research and technological innovation is the key to utilize natural resources in a cost-effective manner. Pakistan is not exploiting its full potential in this sector because it is lacking in the
- use of the latest technology
- knowledge and training
- responsible utilization and exploitation of natural resources
- understating of circular economy
(Major problems and issues for this sector that require innovation and use of technology)
In modern times, any country’s economy and prosperity depend on technological innovation and the efficient utilization of its natural resources. Socially responsible and environmentally conscientious exploitation of natural resources is required, which can significantly contribute to the wealth of the nation, therefore can become a key driver for socio-economic development.
Climate Change and Fossil Fuels – Around the world, looming climate issues and technological advancements have significantly changed the models of stewardship and management of natural resources & fossil energy .
Conservation of Resources – Implementation of state-of-the-art research and technological innovation are the key to utilize natural resources in a cost-effective manner.
Exploiting Full Potential – Pakistan is not exploiting its full potential in this sector because it is lacking in the,
– Use of latest technology
– Knowledge and training
– Responsible utilization and Exploitation of natural resources
– Understating of circular economy
(A list of sample ideas to get innovators started. Innovators are encouraged to explore a variety of viable solutions.)
Pakistan has a huge opportunity to improve natural resource management by adopting and implementing new technologies, tools, and practices, which can increase productivity while meeting triple bottom line sustainability objectives. Promotion and implementation of technological innovations are key to the growth of Pakistan’s natural resource sector. These solutions and interventions include
- Environmentally conscientious technologies
- Socially relevant tools, techniques, and practices
- Innovative technologies and platforms
- Community engagement and PPP models