Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Venue: Conference Hall, CDPR

Date: 16th December 2016, Friday

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) hosted its fourth Lahore Policy Exchange talk on “Climate Change and Sustainable Development”. Some of the effects of climate change scientists predicted in the past are now occurring, for instance accelerated rising sea levels and longer and more intense heat waves. The policy talk focused on the dire need of sustainable development – development that satisfies present needs without compromising the well-being of future generations. The event featured two speakers to address these issues: Dr. Adil Najam, a prominent academic who serves as the dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and previously served as vice-chancellor of LUMS and Ahmad Rafay Alam, an environmental lawyer and activist, and a co-founder of Saleem, Alam & Co., a law firm that specializes in energy, water, natural resources and urban infrastructure. Dr. Naved Hamid, Director of Center for Research in Economics and Business (CREB), moderated the discussion and provided opening remarks. Policy exchange dialogue took place at the end, when the question and answer session took place amongst the audience and the presenters.