Pakistan’s Climate Emergency

Sep
29
13:00 to 14:00
(GMT+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Hybrid Seminar

With a deadly heatwave followed by record monsoon rainfall and melting glaciers this summer, Pakistan has been faced with extreme flooding that has left about one-third of the country submerged in water. The catastrophe has displaced more than 33 million people, taken at least 1400 lives, and incurred damages estimated at $30 billion (231 billion DKK approx) in a country that contributes little greenhouse gas emissions. The aftermath of flooding continues – the lack of clean drinking water and food shortages has increased the risk of disease in makeshift camps. The sheer scale of devastation in Pakistan, its worst in its postcolonial history, has not only drawn attention to the north-south inequities but also how modes of natural resource management and urban infrastructures can exacerbate climate change risks. As extreme weather fluctuations become more common, we might ask: how can we build climate resilience in fragile ecologies in the global south? What might be the way forward in this unfolding moment of climate emergency?

We invite you to join our panel of experts:

Professor Nausheen Anwar, Karachi Urban Labs

Professor Daanish Mustafa, King’s College London

Associate Professor Emmanuel Raju, University of Copenhagen

Dr. Maansi Parpiani, University of Copenhagen

The seminar will be moderated by Associate Professor Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen.

Format

The seminar will start with main points from the two key note speakers. We then follow up with questions and remarks between the rest of the panel. Finally we open up for a Q&A from the audience.

Read more about the event here

Zoom link

Organizer(s):
Asian Dynamics Initiative, Centre for Applied Ecological Thinking, University of Copenhagen
Location:
University of Copenhagen, South Campus, Room 10.3.28, Karen Blixens Vej 4, 2300 CPH S Or via Zoom

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