Thu, Jul 09 2020 to Thu, Jul 09 2020
The obvious signs of climate change pose a huge threat to the entire planet, let alone Pakistan. Therefore, environmental issues in Pakistan need to be seriously addressed and dealt with on an urgent basis. As a citizen what can one do to save the environment? Is the government working on a plan to save the country from environmental degradation?
To understand the issues around environment, join us for the twenty-sixth session of LUMS Live: The Environmental Challenges of Pakistan.
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Time: 4 pm (PST)
Our distinguished panelists include Mr. Ahmad Rafay Alam, Environmental Lawyer and Activist; Dr. Fozia Parveen, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Adjunct Faculty, School of Science and Engineering, LUMS and Dr. Sanval Nasim, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS.
Moderated by Adeel Hashmi, the session will be broadcast live via the LUMS Facebook page. Please click here to listen to our panelists as they reflect on the environmental challenges of Pakistan.
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Profiles of Panelists
Mr. Ahmad Rafay Alam- Environmental Lawyer and Activist
Mr. Alam is an environmental lawyer and partner at Saleem, Alam & Co. a law firm specialising in the energy, water, natural resources and urban infrastructure sectors. He has vast experience in environment law, litigation and regulation in South Asia and regularly advises international financial institutions, the Governments of Pakistan, Punjab and KPK, INGOs and NGOs on environment, water, sustainability, climate change, energy efficiency and air quality issues. Mr. Alam has served as Chairman of the Lahore Electric Supply Company and Lahore Waste Management Company and as Vice Chairman of the Urban Unit. He is a Yale World Fellow and currently serves as a Member of the Pakistan Climate Change Council and Punjab Environment Protection Council, as Advisor to Air Quality Asia and as a Member of the Hisaar Foundation Think Tank on the rational use of water.
Dr. Fozia Parveen- Post-Doctoral Fellow and Adjunct Faculty, School of Science and Engineering, LUMS
Dr. Parveen works at the Centre for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT), housed at the School of Science and Engineering at LUMS. Prior to this, she completed her DPhil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford. Dr. Parveen’s lab research has focused on water and wastewater treatment, its microbiology and application. At WIT, she is currently working on aquatic micro plastic pollution in a way that is interdisciplinary and is also doing a small project with the waste scavenging community in Lahore. She believes in taking the research from the lab to the field and bringing information from the field to research communities residing in academia.
Dr. Sanval Nasim - Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Nasim’s primary research field is environmental and natural resource economics. His research work includes behavioural experiments on air pollution forecasts, information-based pollution mitigation interventions, optimal control modelling of water resources, and cost-benefit analysis of clean technology adoption. Dr. Nasim obtained his PhD in environmental and natural resource economics from the University of California, Riverside in 2015 and a BA in economics-mathematics and in history from Colby College in 2008.