1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SDPI, Seminar Hall, 38 Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad
- Amb. Shafqat Kakakhel, Chairperson Board of Governors, SDPI
- Malik Amin Aslam, Former Minister of State for Environment
- Dr.Rehana Siddiqui, Joint Director PIDE
- Dr.Abid Qayum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI
Ahmed Ramay, Head of Climate Change Unit , Sustainable Development Policy
and institutions are the two most influential and important
determinants of adaptive capacity (adaptation) and mitigation. Adaptive
capacity refers to the ability of human and natural system to adjust to
climate change impacts, consequences, and opportunities.
and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) are home to approximately 18 percent of the
global population, which is highly vulnerable to the risks imposed by
the climate change. A strong governance and institution play a critical
role in increasing the resilience of the social and ecological systems
by advancing economic and social development and ultimately reducing
governance and institutional quality associated with any structure and
resource has the ability to both facilitate adaptation/mitigation or to
serve as a barrier. The literature supports both anticipatory and
adaptive governance systems for creating an enabling environment to
facilitate a robust decision-making and mainstreaming climate change
risk and uncertainty into planning and development policy and programs.
To help the developing countries to embark on this journey, global
climate finance is performing a critical role towards building the
institutional capacity through investing in both mitigation and
adaptation interventions. The governance architecture is however,
complex and fragmented making the finance access, disbursement and
monitoring a real challenge.
research area is of Political economy of climate change in Pakistan;
its purpose is to provide a comprehensive understanding and analysis of
the political economy dimensions that serve to manipulate climate change
policy and interventions in Pakistan. The focus, however, is on climate
change developments that have taken place in the country over the past
years, within the public policy realm, with particular emphasis on
stakeholder mapping and analysis. The focus is on the legislative basis,
institutional structure, and key stakeholders and influencers that play
a pivotal role in climate change response in Pakistan.
SDPI is organizing a seminar for the members of civil society, decision
makers, researchers, government agencies, think tanks, business and
trade bodies, policy makers, investors and other relevant Stakeholders. The seminar will be held on the July 23rd , 2014, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at SDPI Seminar Hall, # 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad.
The event can also be watched live at http://sdpi.tv/live.php