Earth Day 2021 organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) - ECOSF Participated
The Earth Day 2021 was organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) of Pakistan on 22 April 2021. The theme of this year’s earth day was “Climate Crisis and the Road to Glasgow”. The event was moderated by Imran Khalid, Research Fellow of SDPI. A large number of research scholars and experts participated in the event. President ECOSF Prof. Manzoor Soomro also attended.
The Panellists of the event were Dr. Saleemul Haq, Director, International Center for Climate Change and Development, Dhaka- Bangladesh, Ms. Ulka Kelkar, Director Climate Program, World Resources Institute (WRI)-India, Dr. Fahad Saeed, Climate Analytics, Regional Climate Scientist, and Dr. Abid Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI Pakistan.
Ms. Ulka Kelkar said that during the pandemic, emissions have been dropped by 7 percent in one year and this percentage is required each year which is a massive challenge. She emphasized that “the implementation of the climate action will have to happen at local and sectoral levels and thus, local stakeholders need to be supported.” Likewise, the climate change budget and climate change finance need to be trickled down to the local levels, she added.