The Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC) in collaboration with the Institute of Regional Studies, the Embassy of France, and Sustainable Development & Policy Institute (SDPI) organized a post-COP26 discussion on 30 November 2021 at the Institute of Regional Studies. The event was attended by representatives from various govt departments and research students from different public and private sector universities. Dr. Mohsin Raza represented CCRD at the event.
Malik Amin Aslam, Minister of Climate Change, highlighted the developments under COP26 which ended without conclusion since every major pollution emitting country has its own perspective on carbon mitigation. Amin Aslam Malik called it weak consensus and raised his views that we are moving towards more polarized world after COP26. The Ambassador of Italy, Andreas Ferrarese, stressed on building consensus despite of less fruitful outcome of COP26. The panel discussion was moderated by Aisha Khan from CSCCC. Panelists were Mr. Yves Manville from the Embassy of France, Ms. Romina Khurshid (MNA), Mr. Najy Benhassine, World Bank country director, and Dr. Abid Suleri from SDPI. The panelists emphasized on the need of working in collaboration involving stakeholders from society. Food security issues was also highlighted as upcoming challenge and thus it needs to be prioritized by policy makers. The concluding remarks by Amb (rtd) Shafqat Kakakhel emphasized the need for climate justice and developing National Adaptation Plan for its effective implementation.
The picture displays the panelists engaged in post COP26 discussion.