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Rasheed Khalid

The News

Published Date: Sep 27, 2014

Changing climate can pose threat to human security

Ambassador (r) Shafqat Kakakhel has said that the changing climate can
pose a serious threat to human security in Pakistan if mitigation and
development planning is not adopted.

Kakakhel, who is
also chairman of the Board of Governors, Sustainable Development Policy
Institute (SDPI), was addressing policy planners and researchers at a
high-level stakeholders workshop on ‘Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid
Economies (PRISE)’ organised by SDPI.

PRISE is research
project that generates knowledge about economic development in semi-arid
regions. It emphasises ‘policy-first’ approach in engaging
decision-makers in governments, businesses and trade bodies. The
programme is being implemented in many countries of Africa and Asia.
Various case studies had been gathered by think-tanks and other
organisations in Asia and Africa to identify internal barriers to

The SDPI experts observed that Climate Change
is a development challenge, failing in which can multiply poverty
leading insecurity at all levels.

Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri,
SDPI Executive Director, expressed hope that research would contribute
in policy planning and capacity building.

PRISE programme
is conducting research in five critical areas which are governance and
institutions, finance, markets, natural capital and human capital.
Researchers say that improving regulatory framework can reduce
vulnerability due to Climate Change. A book ‘Action Research and
Organisational Capacity Building’ was also launched on the occasion.

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