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CO2Smart Carbon Reduction Impact (Till Date) Grams

Higher Education

NED University of
Engg. & Tech.

Thar Foundation

Aban Jo Tar School

Ahsan Shah Jo
Tar School

The Cowasjee School

Goranu School

Hamdard Public

Jaman Samoon School

Jeando Dars School

Kharo Jani School

SM Public Academy

CO2Smart Project Locations

Tree Plantation Site Locations and Related Information

CO2Smart Location Maps


The Champions

CO2Smart (Karachi) Phase-I

About CO2Smart Project

Thar Karachi Student Mobility Campaign for Reducing Carbon Footprint.

Project Overview

The project focuses on raising awareness among the young students of Thar and Karachi about the challenges being faced by the environmental sustainability due to increased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere and how this can be addressed partly by increasing the rate of trees plantation and decreasing deforestation. The project is being carried out in collaboration with HEC, SECMC and Thar Foundation. 35 to 40 best performing students from class 5 to 10 from Thar region and similar number students from Karachi will be selected. The students selected from Thar will be invited to Karachi where they will spend time with the students of the local schools. They will learn about their life, culture, and social issues and share views and ideas. All the students will be given a short seminar to educate them about greenhouse gases, their anthropogenic release in the atmosphere and its effect on climate, and the consequent impacts on local and global environment and ecology. They will also plant trees in designated plantation site with their names on them and a tracking number. The students will be able to track the status of their planted tree via online medium along with the amount of CO2 sequestered. Similar activity will be reciprocated with the selected students from Karachi schools for Thar region. Together, these students will share a part of their life learning about their similarities and differences and compare the lifestyles in ultra-urban and remote rural-areas.

Aims and Objectives

The key objectives of the project have been set as:
  1. Help raise climate change awareness
  2. Recognize Bright Performing kids
    (35 to 40 kids each from Thar and Karachi)
  3. Reduce Urban Rural divide
  4. Promote travel/tourism in Pakistan
  5. Community Service
  6. Sustainability of initiatives

Project Team

Prof. Dr. Saad Ahmed Qazi Dean,
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engr. Muhammad Saqib Assistant Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering
Dr. Majida Kazmi Assistant Professor,
Computer and Information Systems Engineering
Dr. Junaid Akhlas Assistant Professor,
Polymer and Petrochemical Engineering
Dr. Atif Mustafa Associate Professor,
Department of Environment Engineering
Engr. Syed Muhammad Zahid Sr. IT Manager,
Department of Electrical Engineering

News & Events


First Conference on Carbon Emission


Plantation Drive

Organised by NED University & Thar Foundation

Science Exibition Magnifi Science 2018

Organised by Dawood Foundation's

Student Visit to SECMC Open Pit Coal Mine

30 November 2018

An Introduction to Carbon Emission

What Is A Carbon Footprint?

Every time you use a fossil fuel, which is a natural fuel or energy source, like coal or gas, you create a gas called carbon dioxide. Most scientists believe that carbon dioxide and other gases like it are contributing to global warming or the slow climate change of our planet. Global warming causes lots of problems for animals and people.

Source Of Carbon Emission



People use electricity in their homes to turn on lights, plug in kitchen appliances like a toaster or a microwave, and even watch TV or play video games. When you use electricity in your home, you are not creating carbon dioxide, but the power plants that create your electricity do emit carbon dioxide. Power plants that use coal for energy create the most carbon dioxide.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that electricity is responsible for the largest part of most carbon footprints.


Gas Heating

The EPA says that gas heating is the second largest source of carbon dioxide emission. Most homes use oil, natural gas, or electricity to heat their home in the winter, and all of these sources create carbon dioxide. The amount of carbon dioxide that each family uses depends on how high they run the heat and what kind of fuel they use.



Trash can contribute to your carbon footprint. The EPA thinks that for every pound of trash you throw away, you create one pound of greenhouse gases. As it decays, trash creates carbon dioxide and methane, which is another type of greenhouse gas.


Cars & Transport

Cars are another thing that contribute to your carbon footprint. This happens because the gas that your car uses to run produces carbon dioxide.Cities with lots of car pollution have air that is hard to breathe. car pollution Other forms of transportation, like buses, trains, and planes, also increase a carbon footprint.

Contact Us

For Further Information or Comments & Suggestions on CO2Smart Project

Contact NEDUET

NED University of Engineering & Technology
Phone: 99261261-8

Contact Thar Foundation

Engro Foundation 8th Floor, Harbor Front Building
Marine Drive, Clifton Block 4, Karachi, Pakistan
Phone: (021) 111 211 211