Governor Punjab and Chancellor Engr. Baligh-ur-Rahman has said that climate change is affecting the planet. Actions to maintain ecological balance in the region are a top priority. In this regard, experts from all over the world, including the universities will be invited to Governor Punjab House in the month of September for a consultative session.
The Governor of Punjab expressed these views in an online conference on environment protection and social responsibilities at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur today. He congratulated the Islamia University of Bahawalpur for highlighting this important issue and taking various steps for it. Establishment of Consortium on Climate Change by the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, installation of solar energy project in Jamia Islamia is a very important step in promoting environment friendly energy.
He appreciated Vice Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob and senior faculty members for taking various measures regarding the environment. On this occasion, Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof. Dr. Shahid Munir said that emission of carbon gases on a global scale is the cause of environmental changes. In this regard, the United States, China and India are leading in the emission of carbon gases.
At the end of this century, the world population will reach 20 billion. Since the industrial revolution that started in 1850, carbon emissions due to human activities are at the highest level that we are facing in the form of global warming and other climate changes. He emphasized that international standards for environmental protection should be strictly implemented by all countries and adopt technologies that lead to reduction in pollution. Secretary Higher Education Department Najaf Iqbal said that cooperation between industry, academia and experts is very important for environmental protection. Addressing environmental threats is very important for social and community development and experts in universities can offer the best solutions for this.