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Islamabad outreach event for the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report

Event report: Please see here for a report on the proceedings and outcomes of the Islamabad event.


CDKN and IPCC public outreach event to bring the key messages of the Fifth Assessment Report to audiences in Pakistan.

Serena Hotel, Islambad, Pakistan – 11th August 2014, 15:30 – 21:30

We will shortly publish the proceedings of this event – watch this space for details. The programme follows:

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



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