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Sustainable ship-recycling industry

Oct 28

2:30 am to 5:00 pm

Best Western Hotel , Islamabad

Chief Guest:

· Mr Kamran Micheal , Federal Minister, Ports & Shipping


· Dr Mahmood A. Khwaja, SDPI Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Sustainable Industrial Development

Special Guests:

· Mr Naseer Khan Kashani, DG Balochistan, Environmental Protection Agency

· Cpt (R ) Javaid Khan, Director, Balochistan Development Authority

Note: Entry is open to all. You may confirm your participation through an email or phone .The event can also be watched live at

(Concept Note)

Shipbreaking industry in developing countries has various social and environmental implications, especially as ships contain hazardous materials in their structure. In year 2011 as a network partner of NGO Shipbreaking Platform (NSP) Belgium, SDPI decided to address the policy gaps for environmental and social issues of Ship-breaking Industry and incorporated Sustainable Ship-breaking Initiative (SSI) for Trade and Sustainability in Ship-breaking Industry of Pakistan, in collaboration with NSP. Under SDPI’s Environment Unit the SSI aims to explore and understand the impact of Pakistan’s Ship-breaking Industry with a view to prepare policy recommendations to address the situation.

As a first step, SDPI in collaboration with NSP has produced a position paper titled “Pakistan Ship-breaking Outlook: The Way Forward for a Green Ship-recycling Industry” which will be also launched on 28th October 2013

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· Ms Helen Previer, Chairperson, NGO Shipbreaking Platform (NSP), Belgium

· Ms Patrizia Heidegger (ED, NSP), a Co-author with Mr. Kanwar Javed, SDPI

· Mr James Pucket, Chairperson, Basel Action Network, USA

· Mr Robert Evans, Former British Parliamentarian

· Syeda Rizwana Hasan, World Famous Environmental Lawyer, Bangladesh

· Mr Ritwick Dutta, Environmental Lawyer, Supreme Court of India

· Vice Admiral (R) Asaf Humayun, Director General, NCMPR, Karachi

· Dr Abid Q. Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI

· Mr Kanwar Javed, SDPI