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CDKN/IPCC outreach event on the key messages of IPCC-AR5 for Pakistan

CDKN and IPCC public outreach event on the key messages of the Fifth Assessment Report for Pakistan

Serena Hotel, Islambad, Pakistan

Monday 11th August 2014, 15:30 – 21:30

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Please contact Asifa Bhatti (abhatti@lead.org.pk)  to register your interest in attending.

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

18:15 – 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 MuhammedRector, 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
 
Please visit our website  http://cdkn.org/ar5-toolkit/  for guides to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report for South Asia and Africa, and many free infographics and image resources for journalists and communicators in these regions.

Downloads: IPCC_What’s in it for South Asia

Full report: http://cdkn.org/ar5-toolkit/

Post-event report: http://cdkn.org/2014/09/report-ipcc-ar5-what-it-means-for-a-stronger-and-more-inclusive-pakistan/ (Update)

(Source: CDKN)