Climate Change: Co-operation in South Asia

Prateek Joshi, a post-graduate international relations student at the South Asian University in New Delhi, reports on the recent visit of a retired Pakistani Defence Secretary to India, and his call for South Asian co-operation against the threat of climate change. 

South Asian politics, whose dominant narrative is India-Pakistan relations, witnessed a unique idea of possibility of cooperation among the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) States. It was a retired senior Pakistani Army officer speaking in New Delhi on the crucial role governments and even militaries could play to address the challenges presented by Climate Change. On 8th March, 2016, The South Asian University (a SAARC nations’ project), New Delhi, organized a lecture “Climate Change and Security Implications: A Global Perspective” by Lieutenant General Tariq Waseem Ghazi, the former defence secretary to the Government of Pakistan.

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