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Ali Tauqeer Sheikh - Regional Director for Asia

Ali Tauqeer Sheikh

Ali Tauqeer Sheikh is the founding CEO & National Program Director of LEAD Pakistan, and CDKN’s Regional Director for Asia. LEAD is the largest network of professionals on sustainable development in Pakistan. In his capacity as the Asia Director for CDKN, Mr. Sheikh leads efforts to assist developing country governments in Asia to mainstream climate compatible development in their policies and plans, strengthen their capacity to cope with climate induced disasters and extreme events, enhance their readiness to access international climate finance and to meaningfully engage in international climate negotiations.

Mr. Sheikh has represented Pakistan in several negotiating rounds since the 2001 World Summit on Sustainable Development. He is currently involved in helping design and plan the Climate Change Roadmap for the Government of Pakistan, and the Work Programme on Climate Change Migration as well as the Loss and Damage Program for the Government of Bangladesh. He is also currently serving on the Steering Committee of the Asia Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership that works in concert with the Global LEDS Partnership.

Mr Sheikh has a Master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Miami, and has been a Fellow at the Institute of Soviet and East European Studies (ISEES) Miami; the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, and the Rockefeller Foundation in New York. Hserved as advisor/consultant to a number of international organizations such as the Asian Development Bank, European Commission, IDRC, IFAD, JICA, Packard Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, The Asia Foundation, UNDP, UNESCO and USAID.



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PROJECT: New science to help Asian, African societies prepare for extreme weather

A new initiative will use state-of-the-art science to help Asian and African societies to understand the role of climate change in extreme weather events and prepare for future ones. [more]…

OPINION: New climate economy begs for investments in developing countries

Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, CDKN's Regional Director for Asia, considers how the confronting the impacts of climate change and seizing the opportunities of a green economy pervade almost every aspect of development in the years ahead. [more]…

OPINION: After Paris – “Pakistan has a long way to go to get from intended to implemented” - Ali T. Sheikh

With melting glaciers of the Himalayas threatening the flows of many of its most important rivers, Pakistan has a lot at stake from climate change. Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, CDKN´s Asia Director, examines the challenges and prospects opened up by the Paris Agreement in Pakistan. [more]…

OPINION: Response from CDKN's global, regional and country leads to Paris Agreement

Sam Bickersteth, CDKN’s Chief Executive, introduces commentary on the Paris Agreement from CDKN's teams around the world. [more]…

NEWS: Climate change will worsen global poverty without concerted action to cut global emissions - IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a crystal clear assessment of how human activity is affecting the climate and what we can do about it. CDKN provides a response. [more]…

OPINION: Too much talking about sustainability, not enough listening?

Ali T Sheikh, CDKN Asia Director, reflects on a debate at this year’s Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) on how to communicate for sustainability. When we talk about sustainability we usually talk from a narrow perspective of what concerns us... [more]…

OPINION: A big step forward for democracy in Pakistan, but an uncertain step for climate policy

Ali Sheikh and Kashmala Kakakhel, from LEAD Pakistan and CDKN Asia, report from Pakistan on the latest political developments unfolding in Islamabad with the new Prime Minister taking oath last week. [more]…

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VIDEO: CDKN Asia Director speaks at Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS)

CDKN Asia Director Ali Tauqeer Sheikh detailed the main challenges in relation to climate change, including absence of carbon budgets, lack of knowledge about the physical impact of climate change and its economic costs, and the need for climate compatible development. [more]…

OPINION: Challenges from the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

CDKN's Asia Director, Ali T. Sheikh, puts forward six challenges to climate compatible development that emerged at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) [more]…

FEATURE: In conversation... with Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, CDKN Asia Director

Transcript Simon Maxwell: Ali you're the Regional Director for Asia of the CDKN. How do you see the problem of linking climate change and development in your region? Ali Tauqeer Sheikh: We [more]…

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