Responding to Pakistan’s Climate Crisis

Episode 16 

Despite contributing to only about 0.9% of the global greenhouse gas emissions, Pakistan remains high amongst the list of countries that are most vulnerable to climate change. Dr. Faraz Hayat, Tim Dobermann and Dr. Sugandha Srivastav discuss climate change in Pakistan in light of the ongoing COP28 negotiations where they examine the pace of progress towards reducing emissions globally. Focusing on the growing financing needs for undertaking mitigative and adaptative activities aimed at combatting climate change in Pakistan, they explore the various climate financing options available to the country which can help navigate the climate crisis.

Tim Dobermann is an economist at the London School of Economics. He previously worked as an Economist at the International Growth Centre covering their work in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Jordan. His research focuses on poverty and adaptation to climate change, the effects of electrification on development and energy sectors in developing countries and how they can be made effective.

Dr. Faraz Hayat is a post-doctoral researcher based in Pakistan with affiliation with London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of Chicago. His research work focuses on energy and fossil fuel consumption in developing countries.

Dr. Sugandha Srivastav is a lecturer at the University of Oxford and a researcher at the climate compatible growth programme partially run at the University of Oxford. Her primary research explores the drivers of clean technology innovation.