1. Ambassador Shahid Kamal, In charge/Advisor Centre for Climate Research & Development (CCRD) held meeting with Mr. Pawan Karki, Senior Transport Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Islamabad on 24 April 2017to discuss air quality with respect to transport sector. ADB will connect CCRD with the institutions working in this area.
  2. Ambassador Shahid Kamal, In charge/Advisor Centre for Climate Research & Development (CCRD) met Mr. Olivier Hyun Van, Cooperation Attaché Cultural and cooperation Department Embassy of France in Pakistan on 26 April 2017to discuss climate change projects and to this context link CCRD with French Institutions working on Health Issues.
  3. Prof. Dr. Amir Haider Malik, Dr. Toqeer Ahmed and two research associates from Centre for Climate Research & Development (CCRD) visited Integrated Resource Recovery Center (IRRC), G-15, Islamabad on 20 April 2017 to held meeting regarding adoption of Best Practice of Integrated Solid Waste Management in Tamma Village and other areas of Islamabad.
  4. Ambassador Shahid Kamal, In charge/Advisor Centre for Climate Research & Development, CCRD had a meeting with Prof. Dr. Siwatt Pongpiachan, Director, School of Social & Environmental Development, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand on 19 April 2017. Various areas of mutual research interest were discussed for future collaboration. CCRD has been offered to jointly work with NIDA on 'Antarctic Research Cooperation between China and Thailand'.
  5. CCRD organized a “Climate Corner Meeting- Solid Waste Management” in collaboration with Project Procurement International (PPI), Green Crescent Environmental Engineering Consultants (GCEEC), Health and Rural Development Services (HRDS) Foundation at CCRD on Friday 31 March, 2017.
  6. CCRD organized a poster competition on “World Water Day-2007” in collaboration with PCRWR, IUCN and other organizations at PCRWR Headquarter, Islamabad on 20 March 2017.
  7. Ambassador Shahid Kamal has delivered a lecture on “Climate Change” which was attended by large number of foreign diplomates from various countries at Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad on 16 March 2017.
  8. Ambassador Shahid Kamal, In charge/Advisor Centre for Climate Research & Development (CCRD) held a meeting with Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rahman, Former Chairman, Higher Education Commission on 12 March 2017 to discuss the collaboration between CCRD and International Centre for Chemical & Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Karachi and also briefed him about the work being done at CCRD.
  9. Ambassador Shahid Kamal, In charge/Advisor Centre for Climate Research & Development (CCRD) met Dr. Iqbal Choudhry, Director, International Centre for Chemical & Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Karachi on 10 March 2017 to discuss collaboration between CCRD & ICCBS in the area of Climate Change and Human Health.
  10. CCRD organized an awareness raising session on 'Energy Efficiency Initiatives' in collaboration with National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA), Ministry of Water and Power at CIIT, Islamabad on 7 March 2017.
  11. Robert Nichols from Stockton University, New Jersey, United States, delivered a talk “Environmentalism” at CCRD, Islamabad on 23 February, 2017.
  12. Ambassador Shahid Kamal delivered a lecture on “International Environmental Agenda and Pakistan”, large number of foreign diplomates from different countries attended the lecture at Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad on 27 December 2016.
  13. Delegates from Swiss Development & Cooperation, Embassy of Switzerland visited CCRD on 13 December 2016.
  14. CCRD organized a “Wall Painting Session” in collaboration with Embassy of United States in Pakistan at CIIT, Islamabad on 14 November 2016.
  15. Amjad Nabi, Consultant, Ministry of Water & Power delivered a lecture on ‘Climate Change Impact Assessment of Water Resources of Indus Water System’ hosted by CCRD on 11 November 2016.
  16. Professor Dr. Hilal Elver and Dr. Richard Falk from University of California, visited CCRD and delivered a talk "Food Security and Climate Change: A complex Relationship” on 29 August 2016.
  17. CCRD organized a One-day Symposium “The Vulnerability of Pakistan’s Water Sector to the Impacts of Climate Change: Identification of gaps and recommendations for action”, on 31 May 2016.
  18. CCRD organized a seminar on “Exploring Financing Options for Renewable Energy Technologies for Energy Security for Climate Change Investment Bank (CCIB)” on 5 May 2016.
  19. CCRD invited Ambassadors of Portugal and Denmark for briefing about CCRD working on 11 April 2016.
  20. High Commissioner of Canada and Ambassadors of European Union and Italy visited CCRD and briefing was given to them by CCRD team on 23 Feb 2016.
  21. Professor Paula Newberg, Charles W. Wilson Chair in Pakistan Studies at University of Texas, Austin visited CCRD on 6 Jan 2016.
  22. Timothy Beach University of Texas, Austin, visited CCRD and delivered a lecture “Trends in long term climatic system changes and its impacts on agriculture and water management sustainability and vulnerability with particular reference to countries like Pakistan” on19 January 2016.
  23. Ambassador Philippe Lacoste, Deputy Special Representative for the Paris Climate Conference, and visited CCRD and delivered a talk on climate change conference in Paris 3 November 2015.
  24. Senior Management of CCRD participated in United Nations Conference of Parties (COP-21) in Paris, France on 30 November 2015.
  25. Officials from Embassy of France in Pakistan visited CCRD in the run up of Paris Climate Conference on 14 November 2015.
  26. CCRD organized a “Walk for Clean Environment” in collaboration with Department of Metrology, Department of Humanities and Go Green on 21 June 2015.
  27. CCRD organized a Planetary Debate “World Wide Views” in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Embassy of France on 11 June 2015.
  28. Dr. Alain Gioda delivered a lecture titled "Tiny and Medium Rural Examples of Ways to Reduce Global Warming" on 21st May, 2015.
  29. CCRD organized a Training Workshop on “Drinking Water Quality “in collaboration with Institute of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (IWASH) and Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) on 5 May 2015.
  30. Earth Day was celebrated in collaboration with Earth Day Network; Minster of Climate Change, Mr. Mushahid Ullah graced the occasion on 23 April 2015.
  31. CCRD organized “Sustainable Architecture and Cities Forum” on 16 October, 2014.
  32. CCRD and United Nations Pakistan jointly organized “Climate Summit” on September 22, 2014.
  33. International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) team visited CCRD on 13 September, 2014.
  34. Usman Manzoor (Project Coordinator) United Nations Development Program(UNDP) visited CCRD with his colleague regarding briefing on Water Project on 11 May, 2014.
  35. Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), Department of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Pakistan, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany and International Centre for Climate and Environment Sciences (ICCES), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), China, jointly organized an International conference on “The Asian monsoon and climate change”, held at Serena Hotel, Islamabad on 20-21 January 2014.

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