Findings of Most Comprehensive Climate Change Report to be Launched Today

Aug 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Pakistan

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will present the findings of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) to government, civil society, the scientific community, media and other stakeholders at an outreach event to be held today (Monday) at Islamabad. 

The event titled ‘IPCC ‘s AR5 – What it means for a stronger and more inclusive Pakistan’, will focus on the implications of the AR5 findings for Pakistan and for countries in South Asia, with a view to communicate the report’s findings effectively to Pakistan’s public and decision-makers, as well as to increase the accessibility of the report and promote discussion and connections between diverse stakeholders.

This event will be organized by Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan, in co-operation with the IPCC and the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), and in partnership with the Climate Change Division, Climate Change Division.

The event will be attended by Maj. Gen. Muhammad Saeed Aleem, Chairman NDMA, Dr. Ghulam Rasul, Chief Meteorologist, PMD, Dr. Amir Muhammed, Rector FAST-NU, Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson, National Commission for the Status of Women, Ms. Shehnaz Wazir Ali, Former MNA, Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, CEO LEAD Pakistan and other senior officials representing government, civil society and academia.

Several authors from the IPCC’s three working groups, will also present their overviews of the report and discuss special topics of interest to the region.

The IPCC has produced the most comprehensive assessment of climate change ever. The report , which is the work of 830 experts authors, from 85 countries, reviews the scientific evidence on the trends and causes of climate change, the risks to human and natural systems, and options for adaptation and mitigation. The report indicates that waiting or doing nothing is no longer an option and makes a compelling case for immediate global action on climate change.

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