Conference on energy, climate and water management

Islamabad—The SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) supported by Freidrich Naumann Foundation, Fur Die Freiheit, Regional office, New Delhi will organize Conference on Energy, Climate Change and Water Management in South Asia on Monday, the 30th April 2012.

The conference will also be inaugurated by Chairman National Disaster Management Authority, Government of Pakistan and will be addressed by Dr. Abdul Quyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI, Mr. Helal Reza, Director SAARC Energy Centre, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Malik, Vice President and Iqbal Tabish. Secretary General, SAARC CCI and Mr. Zubair Ahmed Malik, Chief Coordinator EFN, Pakistan.

Chaired by Mr. Olaf Kellerhoff, Resident Representative, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Pakistan, the Technical session will be addressed by Mr. Arshad H. Abbasi, Advisor Water, Energy and Environment, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SPDI), Pakistan, Mr. Raveen Ekanayake, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Sri Lanka and Mr. Kanwar M. J. Iqbal, Senior Research Associate – Environment, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan.

“This is the first time that the Private Sector on regional level has involved in issues of Energy and Climate Change, which indicates not only the prime importance of these issue but also their realization as the areas of priority concern” said Secretray General of SAARC CCI while adding that the organization recently organized a prestigious Conference on Climate Change and Energy in Paro, which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan and invited the attention of the policy makers to adopt appropriate and immediate measures to mitigate the impact of climate change and promote energy cooperation in South Asia.

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