High Commissioner of Canada, Ambassador of Italy and Ambassador of the European Union visit the Centre for Climate Research & Development (CCRD)

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The High Commissioner of Canada H.E Heather Cruden, Ambassador of Italy H.E Stefano Pontecorvoand Ambassador of the European Union H.E Jean Francois Cautain visited the Centre for Climate Research & Development (CCRD) on 23 Feb 2016.

Ambassador Shahid Kamal, in charge CCRD welcomed the Envoys and gave a briefing on the background and work of CCRD, notably efforts to undertake research, provide advisory services and engage in advocacy work toenhance climate resilience in Pakistan.

Mr. Bilal Anwar, Senior Manager CCRD gave a presentation on CCRD with reference to its focus areas of research, current and upcoming projects, partnerships at national and international level, and awareness raising on the impacts of climate change..

The Envoys from Canada, Italy and the European Union appreciated the work of CCRD and agreed to assist CCRD in promoting exchanges and links with climate institutions in their respective countries. CCRD will be engaging with the European Union Representation in Islamabad to explore possibilities of collaboration in areas of mutual interest.

CCRD is currently working with International Institute of Sustainable Development, a Canadian institution,on a project on low carbon scenario for Pakistan.

CCRD is cooperating with the United Nations Development Programme on a projectrelating to measurement of water resources in Pakistan for which funding has been provided by the Italian Government.

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