3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SDPI, 38, Main Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad
Note: Entry is open to all. You may confirm your participation through an
email or phone .The event can also be watched live
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its latest scientific report on climate change. The report is part of three different working groups formulated to study global patterns of climate change with varying lenses. Titled as “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis”, the report showcases estimates on various climate change indicators by leading global experts from different field. Having gone through years of work and rigorous review processes, the IPCC report serves as a credible reference guide for scientists, academia, students, and policy makers and practitioners.
In this context, SDPI has organized a seminar titled “Climate Change Repercussions for Pakistan: Perspectives from the Fifth IPCC Assessment Report”. The seminar will specifically focus on what policy implications can be drawn for Pakistan, given the country’s vulnerabilities to climate change in the form of recurring floods, droughts and other natural calamities. The seminar will also focus on aspects such as immediate climate change threats that necessitate policy actions in short as well as long terms,
opportunities and prerequisites for sustainable development of natural resources, and economic consideration for increasing resilience to climate change effects in Pakistan.
Chair: Mr Kashif Salik, Research Associate, SDPI
Dr Qamar Chaudhry, Eminent Climate Scientist and Deputy Director of CDKN’s Asia programme
Dr Mohsin Iqbal, Head, Agriculture, Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC)
Dr Muhammad Hanif, Director, National Weather Forecast Centre