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EVENT: Outreach on the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report in Pakistan

Public event to discuss the findings of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and its implications for Pakistan CDKN is teaming up with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to bring the key messages of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report to audiences in Pakistan. The date has been confirmed as 11th August. Please contact Asifa Bhatti to register your interest in attending. Agenda 15:30 – 16:00    Registration 16:00 – 16.15    Keynote Address: Implications of IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report for Sustainable Development in Pakistan by Dr. Adil Najam, Dean, Pardee School of Global, Boston University & Chairman Board of Governors, LEAD Pakistan 16.15 – 18.00 Major findings of IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report for Pakistan Session ChairMs. Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson, National Commission for the Status of Women & Member, Board of Governors, LEAD Pakistan Presentations by IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report Authors:

  • Dr. Edvin Aldrian: Lead Author, WGI, on Predictions of How Might Pakistan’s           Climate Look in the Future?
  • Dr. Koko Warner: Lead Author, WGII, on Implications of Pakistan’s Exposure and Vulnerability to  Climate Change for Livelihoods & Poverty
  • Dr. Mohsin Iqbal: Lead Author, WGII, on Measures to Ensure National Food Security in a Changing Climate
  • Dr. Joyashree Roy: Lead Author, WGIII, on Emission Trends and Opportunities for     Low Carbon Development

Interactive question and answer session with audience 18.00 – 18.15          Tea 18:15 – 19:30         HARD TALK: How Should Pakistan Respond to the IPCC’s Findings? Session ChairMr. Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Director Asia, CDKN & CEO, LEAD Pakistan Moderated panel discussion and audience interaction with experts:

  • Maj. Gen. Muhammad Saeed Aleem: Chairman, NDMA
  • Dr. Kausar Abdullah: Professor, Foreman Christian College University
  • Dr. Ghulam Rasul: Chief Meteorologist, PMD
  • Dr. Akmal Hussain: Distinguished Professor of Economics, Forman Christian College University
  • Dr. Amir Mohmmad: Rector, FAST-NU
  • Ms. Shehnaz Wazir Ali : Former MNA and Member, Board of Governors, LEAD Pakistan
  • Dr. Qamar Zaman: Vice Chair, WMO & Senior Advisor Climate Change, LEAD Pakistan

Key questions:

  • Implications of the IPCC’s findings for Pakistan’s position at the international climate negotiations?
  • Where should leadership on climate compatible development in Pakistan come from?
  • Opportunities for clean and efficient development through reduced emissions?
  • How do we pay for climate action?

19:30 – 19:40    Closing Remarks by Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Director Asia, CDKN & CEO, LEAD Pakistan   19:40    Dinner    Image: flooding in Sindh province, Pakistan; courtesy DFID.

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