A Special Lecture on: Relevance of Environmental Laws to Coping Climate Change
3:30 PM to 05:00pm
Sustainable Development Policy Institute
While the modern history of environmental law is one of continuing controversy, by the end of the 20th Century, environmental law had been established as a component of the legal landscape in all developed nations of the world. In the wake of today’s rapidly evolving environmental landscape, need of effective and implementable environmental laws, has become all the more important.
Pakistan contributes a little to the total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which is among the lowest in the world; though the country is most vulnerable to the climate change. International enabling legal regime is instrumental in peaceful handling of the situation. This brings home the importance of environmental laws, in coping climate change.
- Syed Abu Ahmad Akif, Secretary, Ministry of Climage Change
- Patrick Shea, Associate Research Professor, University of Utah
- Tariq Banuri, University of Utah