UCP Ideas Conclave: Pakistan’s Climate Crisis

Ideas Conclave is a series of conversations that aims to serve as an interface between leading thinkers, writers, academics, and accomplished professionals, to add breadth to our students’ understanding of the complex issues that surround us. This platform aims to serve as a learning aid for students academically, as the said sessions have been designed to sync with the courses offered at UCP. These sessions will be an open platform for anyone who wishes to become a part of these meaningful discussions, giving out audience a platform to voice their concerns.

The topic areas for the speaker series include but are not limited to; inter-continental history, South Asian fiction, unfolding of new alliances in the Middle East, local government and sustainable cities, constitutionalism in Pakistan, Entrepreneurship, climate change, and development and the history of arts and textiles in Pakistan.

Considering the current environmental issues being faced in Pakistan, our climate change is the main burning issue right now that needs immediate action and attention. Pakistan’s climate change concerns include increased variability of monsoons, the likely impact of receding Himalayan glaciers on the Indus River system, the decreased capacity of water reservoirs, reduced hydropower during drought years, and extreme events including floods and droughts.

The climate of Pakistan has seen a drastic change over the past few years. To talk about these changes, the reasons and consequences the next UCP Ideas Conclave session features Tabitha Spence (Climate Justice Activists), Rafay Alam (Environment Lawyer) Rimmel Mohyddin (Pakistan/South Asia Campaigner). The session will be moderated by Asif Nawaz Shah and will be live on UCP’s Official Facebook Page on 2nd December 2020 at 6 pm.