ORIC, Kinnaird College for Women in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Sciences organized a one day webinar titled Pre COP 26 on Climate Change”.

The scope of the webinar covered the pressing issues related to environment and climate change, policy level decisions and way forward towards a greener planet.

COP26 is a critical summit for global climate action. To have a chance of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees, global emissions must halve by 2030 and reach ‘net-zero’ by 2050.

COP26 will be one of the pivotal events of 2021, with a focus on countries increasing the ambition of their commitments to tackle the climate emergency.

The event brought together practitioners, scientists and policymakers to explore key issues related to adaptation to climate change in developing countries.

The event kindled the much needed debate on the issues related to the environment and calls for urgent attention and raises the awareness among the relevant stakeholders.

At the opening, Principal Prof Dr Rukhsana David appreciated the efforts of all the stakeholders of the webinar for coming together to discuss and finding a way forward regarding climate change and working together to educate on academic and policy makers level to voice out their concerns.

Keynote speakers of the event, Prof. Patrick Bond (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa), Dr Rabia Zafar (PhD, Earth Science and Engineering Imperial College London, MS, Environmental Science, The University of Sydney, Australia), Faria Uqaili (Manager Strategies and Programs at Hisaar Foundation), Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Usmani (Director of Research, Innovation & Commercialization and heads the Sustainability Office at Ziauddin University Karachi).

More than 200 participants from different universities attended the event.

Participants appreciated the efforts and expressed their view that such debates should be initiated to aware the masses about the effects of globalization in climate change.