The Conference was held on the 16th March 2022 in Karachi. The primary purpose of this conference is to build on learnings from COP 26 and support the ambitions of the government on climate positivity through developing a climate action roadmap for Pakistan.
The lineup of speakers includes Mr. Alok Sharma, President of COP26, Minister for Climate Change Mr. Malik Amin Aslam, Advisor for Commerce, Textile, Industry and Production, and Investment of Pakistan, Mr. Abdul Razzak Dawood, Member of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, Dr. Abid Suleri, and global CEOs such as Alan Jope, CEO Unilever, Jesper Brodin, CEO Ikea, Bill Winters, CEO Standard Chartered Bank, and other prominent local speakers. The conference is being organized in a hybrid format, with participants having the opportunity to join us virtually as well.
Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI) is a platform that promotes foreign investment, it plays an important role in the growth of commerce and industry in the country. It is established in 1860 as the Karachi Chamber of Commerce. It has diverse membership in terms of sector and geography as well. Currently, they have 208 members who are representing 35 different countries and have 14 different sectors of trade and industry.
The core purpose of the Pakistan Climate conference is to bring together the global climate experts, corporate decision-makers, and policymakers to share the learnings and to help Pakistan meet the global climate commitments and ensure the sustainability of our economy.
The Conference will address themes such as managing the issue of Carbon emissions and transitioning towards renewable energy, tackling plastic waste, and ensuring fair usage of water. Climate change is a tremendous development and environmental challenge for Pakistan. This challenge poses a great threat to Pakistan’s future generations and this is why forums such as these are urgently required.