The conference program includes a number of plenary sessions wherein eminent national and international experts will discuss key policy issues; panel discussions promoting interactive dialogue between participants and policy makers on emerging and cross cutting issues; and technical sessions which would include presentation of scientific papers around the our selected themes. In addition, private sector, NGOs and academia will organize several side events to share climate resilient technologies and solutions. A draft organization of work is presented below, but it will remain work in progress and subject to continuous updating.

Time Conference Component


Thematic Roundtables (Defining a new research agenda) Outreach (People's Voices, Media Events, Solutions, Stakeholder Meetings, Climate Course)
1. Climate Science

Latest research on current trends and future projections, including GHG emissions, temperature, precipitation and glaciers' response to climate change.

2. Climate and Water

Assessment of aggregate and distributed water availability under different climate scenarios

3. Food Security and Agriculture

The evidence on the impacts on major crops and agriculture due to changes in temperature (heat stress), precipitation, water availability, and changes in the pest vectors.

4. Impacts and Adaptation

Climate related disasters (Floods, Droughts, Heat Waves, and Health hazards) and steps being taken to protect vulnerable populations e.g. the Indus Delta, forests, drylands (i.e. Barani areas), and wildlife.

5. Mitigation, Policy and Finance

Optimal policy mix for Pakistan in a climate change world, including the role of international trade and finance in future scenarios. Also, the research on mitigation strategies, potential conflicts and conflict management arrangements, and the role of major stakeholders.

Monday, 18 December 2017
08:00-10:30 Registration, Informal Introductions, Documents' Distribution
10:30-12:30 High Level Session
12:30-02:00 Luncheon Plenary: Topic TBA
2:00-03:30 Research Workshop 1 (RW1, composed of 5 parallel sessions) Thematic Roundtable1 (TR1) Outreach Event 1 (OE1): Opening Press Conference
03:30-04:00 Networking and Coffee Break
04:00-05:30 RW2 (5 parallel sessions) TR2 OE2
05:30-07:30 Networking Break Media Briefing
07:30-09:30 Plenary Dinner: Topic TBA
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
07:30-08:45 Free
09:00-10:30 RW3 (5 parallel sessions) TR3 OE3
10:30-11:00 Networking and Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 RW4 (5 parallel sessions) TR4 OE4
12:30-2:00 Luncheon Plenary: Topic TBA
02:00-03:30 RW5 (5 parallel sessions) TR5 OE5
03:30-04:00 Networking and Coffee Break
04:00-05:30 RW6 (5 parallel sessions) TR6 OE6
05:30-07:30 Networking Break Media Briefing
07:30-09:30 Dinner: Topic TBA
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
09:00-10:30 RW7 (5 parallel sessions) TR7 OE7
10:30-11:00 Networking and Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 RW8 (5 parallel sessions) TR8 OE8
12:30-2:00 Luncheon Plenary: Topic TBA
02:00-03:30 RW9 (5 parallel sessions) TR9 OE9
03:30-04:00 Networking and Coffee Break
04:00-05:30 RW10 (5 parallel sessions) TR10 OE10
05:30-07:30 Networking Break Closing Press Conference
07:30-09:30 Concluding Plenary followed by Dinner