A grand congregation titled as COP26: Conference on Climate Change was hosted by Rotary Club of Karachi
Educationists in collaboration with Pakistan Academic Consortium (PAC). The event gathered notable
representatives from academia, climate change / social activists, community leaders and students from different
schools and colleges.
The speakers emphasized that climate change might displace millions of people across globe as scientists worry
that we may be pushing the planet towards ecological collapse as the risk of climate change is growing with every
ton of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. While sharing interesting presentations, students reiterated
the need for substantial action to limit the magnitude of climate change both in developed and under developed
parts of the world.
‘There is a need for an immediate action to manage climate crisis CLIMATE. We must ensure that climate decisions arebased on best possible scientific knowledge, analysis, advice, today and in the future’, said PAC Founder &
President RCK Educationists Nasir R. Zaidi.
The key note speaker was Lubna Panjwani, Assistant Governor, Rotary International Dist. 3271 while other eminent
speakers included Rizwan Jaffar (Chairman Youth Parliament), Naeem Qureshi (President – National Forum for
Environment & Health), Ainee Shehzad (Principal – Habib Public School), Humair Anwar (Broadcast Journalist) and
Rida F. Siddiqui (District Interact Representative), Maliha Abbas Zaidi (Founder – National Dialogue on ClimateChange), Darashikoh Hashmi (Change Activist), Emaan Danish (Founder – Earth Warriorz Pakistan).
Special awards were conferred upon community leaders who have played pivotal role in highlighting climate change
awareness including Rotary District Governor Nominee 2023-24 Muhammad Hanif Khan, seasoned educationist
Azadar H. Zaidi, Chief Editor Pakistan Observer Faisal Zahid Malik, Founder Karachi Schools’ Guide Binish Umair, Justice of Peace Aman Pir, Khalid Jamil Shamsi, Tauseef Shah, Nasir Butt, Ahmer Rehman, Mustafa Baghpati etc.
The masters of the ceremony were Club Secretary Rtn. Fahad N. Siddiqui and Vice President Arsalan Faruqi who
played vital role in organizing the event along with club members