2016-01-15 env science

GCUF played a pivotal role in establishing the Pakistan Panel on Climate Change

Resolution of the 1st stakeholders’ consultative workshop held on 13th January 2016 at the Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad to establish Pakistan Panel on Climate Change was passed as under.

The plenary of stakeholders’ consultative workshop offers its gratitude to the experts of Sustainable Development Centre (SDC) and its WhatsApp Virtual Forum SD Practitioners, IWATCH, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Institute of Geographical Information Systems (IGIS) – NUST, Department of Environmental Science (DES) – IIUI, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering – GCUF, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), and SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) for their pioneering work and all possible support towards the cause of PPCC.

Recognizing the importance of Paris Agreement 2015 on climate change and realizing the need and commitment of Pakistan for its implementation, SDC’s WhatsApp Virtual Forum SD Practitioners resolved to establish a platform to address the climate change concerns in scientific, ethical, professional and systematic way.

Agreed that “Pakistan Panel on Climate Change” has been constituted as a think tank and alliance to address futuristic requirements of Climate and Development Agenda in Pakistan, with the following vision and mission:

PPCC Vision: A professional, independent and trust worthy think tank of civil society, academia and other relevant stakeholders that provides science based technical support to the public and private sectors and civil society organizations in Pakistan and South Asia in climate change matters including policy, plans, strategies and programmes of social, economic and environmental sectors, especially for water, food and energy security.

PPCC Mission: Continuing efforts by contributing knowledge for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Pakistan by influencing decision making and mainstreaming climate change concerns in sectoral policies, legislation, plans and programmes through advocacy, awareness raising, capacity building, providing guidance, promoting research and national and regional linkages.

Upon directions of worthy Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali (T.I.), Prof. Dr. Farhat Abbas – Dean Engineering and Dr. Muhammad Adrees – Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering participated in the 1st stakeholders’ consultative workshop. The workshop was attended by a group of 62 persons comprised of senior officer of government, academia and corporate sector together with experts from diversified stakeholders including civil society organizations.