Global, regional cooperation needed to meet climate change challenges


World Earth Day

Zubair Qureshi

Enhanced global and regional cooperation can play critical role to respond to growing challenges emanating from climate change and the developed countries should come forward to support developing countries for the clean and green recovery.

The environmentalists and climate change experts said this while sharing their views with the audience at special webinar on ‘World Earth Day, climate crisis and the road to Glasgow,’ held by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in connection with the World Earth Day.

Director Climate Programme, World Resources Institute (WRI)-India, Ms Ulka Kelkar, on the occasion said earth day was precedented by the pandemic, locust attack and a devastating super cyclone in India and Bangladesh.

She emphasized that “the implementation of the climate action will have to happen at local and sectoral level and thus, local stake holders need to be supported.”

Likewise, the climate change budget and climate change finance need to be trickle down to the local level. She added.

Director, International Center for Climate Change and Development, Dhaka, Dr Saleemul Haq, regretted that no tangible action was taken in the past 25 years to respond to the climate change.

Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI, highlighted that the earth day is being marked again amidst the pandemic and signifies the need of a greater prepared-

Climate Scientist, Dr Fahad Saeed, was of the view that there is need to translate the climate change science into local languages to make it more effective at the local

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