Scientific Conference 

Karakoram Resources and Climate Change:
Glacier, Water and Ecosystem

Islamabad, September 10, 2013


Opening Remarks 

Najma Najam - Vice Chancellor of KIU
Agostino Da Polenza - Ev-K2-CNR Committee President
Representative of Ministry of Climate Change
Representative of Gilgit-Baltistan Government
Berend De Groot - Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation to Pakistan 
Adriano Chiodi Cianfarani - Italian Ambassador

Potential Sites for the Creation of Biosphere Reserves in Pakistan 

A. A. Khan - Pakistan Scientific Board, Ev-K2-CNR Committee - Pakistan
Introduction to the session on Biosphere Reserves: scope and objective
Abstract / Presentation

M. Rafique - Natural History Museum and Focal Point for UNESCO’s M&B Programme in Pakistan - Pakistan

W. Noor - Forest Department Gilgit-Baltistan - Pakistan
Potential Biosphere Reserves of Gilgit-Baltistan
Abstract / Presentation

G. Muhammad - Forest Department, Government of Balochistan - Pakistan
Juniper Forests of Ziarat – A Unique Ecosystem a Strong Candidate for Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme
Abstract Presentation

M. Farooque - KP Wildlife Department, Peshawa - Pakistan
Potential Sites for the creation of Biosphere Reserves in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Climate Change in the Karakoram

P. Cristofanelli - Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), National Research Council (CNR) - Italy 
Ozone and black carbon: short-lived climate forcers in Himalaya-Karakorum
Abstract Presentation

G. Rasul - Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) - Pakistan 
Upper Indus Basin under Climate Change Threat
Abstract Presentation

M. Hussain - Karakorum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan - Pakistan 
Impact of climate change on Agriculture and Food security in CKNP Area Gilgit Baltistan
Abstract Presentation

A. Tahir - Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) - Pakistan 
Cryosphere dynamics in the Karakoram and western Himalayan sub-catchments of Upper Indus River Basin using MODIS data
Abstract Presentation

M. Zia ur Rahman Hashmi - Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC) - Pakistan
Karakoram cryosphere response to climate change: Anomalies and Research Efforts

Glaciers, Snow and the Hydrological Cycle in Northern Pakistan

D. Bocchiola - Hydraulic Division, Politecnico di Milano, Ev-K2-CNR Committee - Italy
Impact of climate change upon the cryosphere and water resources in the upper Indus river basin
Abstract Presentation

M. Winiger - University of Bonn, ICIMOD - Germany 
The “Karakoram Anomaly”: indications based on observations, field data, models in Upper Hunza
Abstract Presentation

C. Mayer - Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities - Germany 
The glaciers of the Central Karakoram, inventory of an important resource
Abstract / Presentation

D. Hashmi - Glacier Monitoring Research Centre (WAPDA) – Pakistan
Water and Power Development Authority 

Extreme Precipitation, Floods in Pakistan – Risk Assessment

F. Gaetani - Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat - Switzerland
Natural Disaster Mitigation and Earth observations (EO): a GEO perspective
Abstract Presentation

C. Calligaris - Department of Mathematics and Geosciences, University of Trieste - Italy
Landslides susceptibility map and future activities in the Central Karakoram National Park
Abstract Presentation

S. Ullah - Environment and Climate Change Unit, UNDP - Pakistan
Managing GLOF in Karakoram-Hindukush region through grafting Indigenous and scientific management practice
Abstract / Presentation

Environment Impacts, Resources Management and Mitigation Actions

Q. Chaudry - Climate Affairs, Government of Pakistan - Pakistan
Pakistan’s Increasing Vulnerability to Climate Change: Policy Response 

A. Bocci - Department of Environmental Sciences “G. Sarfatti”, University of Siena - Italy and Muhammad Zafar, Karakorum International University and WWF - Pakistan
Large mammals conservation and management in CKNP
Abstract / Presentation

L. Rossi, Department of Veterinary, University of Turin - Italy
When livestock keeping meets conservation
Abstract Presentation

A. N. Naqvi, Karakorum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan - Pakistan
Livestock Production and Disease Status in Braldo Valley
Abstract Presentazione 

J. Baig, Karakorum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan - Pakistan
Threatened Birds of CKNP, their Conservation and Management Strategies
Abstract / Presentation

F. Mari - SEED Project, Ev-K2-CNR Committee - Italy
Development of a Management Plan for Central Karakoram National Park
Abstract Presentation

K. H. Saleem - Forest Department, Gilgit-Baltistan - Pakistan
Environmental Impacts, Resource Management and Mitigations Actions, Administrative and Policy Measures 
Abstract Presentation

Conclusion and Poster Session


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