Published Date: Apr 24, 2014
Promoting Environmental Sustainability – SDPI Press Release
urbanization and rise of pollution in urban centers of Pakistan pose
tremendous risks for the environmental security of the country. This was
expressed by Ambassador (R) Shafqat Kakakhel, Chairman Board of
Governors, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) at a workshop
on Environment and Climate Change here today.
The workshop was organized by SDPI in partnership with the Senate
Sub-Committee on Environment, Pakistan-China Institute and National
Press Club, Islamabad.
workshop was designed for media personnel and policy-makers to broaden
understanding and sensitization on issues related to environmental
protection and climate change in Pakistan. Ambassador Shafqat Kakakhel
said that burning of fossil fuels has led to an upsurge in greenhouse
emissions and there is a need for exploring renewable energy options. He
said that the parliament should draft legislations in favor of reducing
climate change impacts.
at the occasion, Sheharyar Khan, President of the National Press Club,
Islamabad, observed that media houses often ignore issues of public
interest, particularly those related to the environment. All media
entities should allocate time and space for public service messages and
promote awareness regarding fundamental issues such as environmental
workshop was conducted by Shahid Minhas, Centre for Capacity Building,
SDPI, Shakeel Ramay and Sadia Ishfaq of Environment & Climate Change
Unit and Tahir Dhindsa of Sustainable Development Television, SDPI. It
focused on the role of media, parliamentarians and other key actors in
advocating for and promoting environmental sustainability.