Road to Glasgow: COP26

Road to Glasgow: COP26

Event details

  • Monday | 04 Oct, 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online

Concept Note:

Last year, Conference of the Parties 26 (COP-26) was postponed amid the fear of spread of COVID-19 pandemic. However, the UN body has decided to convene the conference online in Glasgow from next month. The latest Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that if businesses and industries as usual continue to contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions, then the world in next 20 years will cross 1.5°C. In the light of the above warning, it has been decided to make COP26 more decisive in terms of commitments of the parties for net zero carbon emissions by making businesses inclusive and greener. The world must leave this earth a livable planet for future generations. It’s time to “Act Now” without any delay, as sea-level rise, glacial melts, storms, floods, droughts, wildfires, etc. are intensifying across the world. Air pollution is badly affecting the health of world citizenry. Unpredictable weather is causing untold damage to the poor dwellings as well as livelihoods. Though the impacts of climate change are devastating, recent advances in tackling the same are leading to cleaner air, decent jobs, restoration of nature and at the same time unleashing economic growth. Despite the opportunities in hand, what we lack is an urgent collective action and interaction. We believe that countries need to join hands urgently to avert the impending climate crises. In this connection, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), a leading policy research think tank, is organizing a virtual roundtable with distinguished ambassadors/diplomats on PreCOP26: A Road to Glasgow, 4th October 2021 at 3:00PM-5:00PM (PST). The roundtable aims to discuss the following questions as given below: 

 • What your government is committing for net zero emissions? 

 • How does your government plan to achieve these targets? 

• Being a developed country, do you have any plans to share how your government is planning to be in partnership with Government of Pakistan to make businesses inclusive and greener? 



  • Her Excellency Luke Myers, Head Cooperation at High Commission of Canada to Pakistan
  • Mr. Thomas Seiler, Deputy Head of EU Delegation in Pakistan
  • His Excellency Mr. Bernhard Schlagheck, German Ambassador to Pakistan
  • His Excellency Mr. William Steuer Minister Counselor Management Affairs FE-OC, Embassy of USA in Islamabad
  • Mr. Malik Amin Aslam, SAPM on Climate Change, Government of Pakistan
  • Mr. Harjeet Singh (Senior Adviser, Climate Action Network International) 
  • Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director at SDPI
  • Ms. Maryam Shabbir, Environmentalist at SDPI