Climate Summit 2014 Pakistan

Monday, September 22, 2014

Islamabad September 22, 2014 – Climate Summit 2014 Pakistan was jointly held by Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD) and United Nations Pakistan in COMSATS Seminar Hall to highlight the importance of the Global Climate Summit 2014 hosted by Mr. Ban Ki Moon Secretary General of the United Nations, on September 23 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York.

Over 20 experts from academia, government, non-governmental and international organizations, corporate sector and civil society discussed Pakistan’s vulnerability to Climate Change and its manifestations like floods and droughts. The summit focused on themes of Agriculture, Water, Air Pollution, Cities, Energy, and Funding and Resilience.

Ambassador Shahid Kamal emphasized the importance of fostering dialogue and action on Climate Change and empowering youth to take concrete actions. He said: “Time has come to act on the risks posed by Climate Change, recognize our shared humanity and common challenge, and build a sustainable future.”

Mr. Timo Pakkala, Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator of United Nations Pakistan urged the importance of addressing Climate Change in Pakistan both nationally and internationally.

Later, students from schools in Islamabad displayed their posters and paintings in an art exhibition titled ‘Pakistan Youth Voices for Climate Change Action’, which was organized by COMSATS University at its Islamabad campus. About 100 school children participated in the exhibition.

 The school children also took part in a tree plantation ceremony. On this occasion, the children planted olive trees in the campus.

The press release on Climate Summit 2014 Pakistan issued by United Nations Information Centre in Islamabad can be read on the link below:

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