Najam Joins Panel Discussion on Population and Climate Change

(Source: Adil Najam)

On January 25, 2023, Adil Najam, Dean Emeritus and Professor of International Relations and Earth and Environment at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, participated in a panel discussion on population and climate change organized by Tabadlab, a policy think tank based in Islamabad focusing on regional and global policy.

Najam was joined by climate change and family planning experts, including Dr. Zeba Sathar, Senior Associate and Pakistan Country Director, Population Council; Dr. Faisal Sultan, CEO, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre; Dr. Ayesha Rasheed, Country Director Pakistan, Pathfinder International; and Anam Zeb, Programme Coordinator – Climate Advocacy Coordination for Resilient Action (CACRA) at the German Red Cross.

In his remarks, Najam noted that curbing population growth and managing the impacts of climate change may be amongst the most vital problems that Pakistan and many developing countries face, but that is not a reason to just lump the two together. Instead, he argues that each needs to be tackled as a priority unto itself and on its own merit.

The full panel can be viewed below.

Adil Najam is a global public policy expert who served as the Inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and was the former Vice-Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His research focuses on issues of global public policy, especially those related to global climate change, South Asia, Muslim countries, environment and development, and human development. Read more about Professor Najam on his Pardee School faculty profile.