The Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in partnership with the COMSATS Center for Climate and Sustainability (CCCS) in Pakistan held yesterday a webinar under the theme: “Air Quality Under South-South Cooperation: What Works for Developing Countries through the Lens of Science, Technology, and Governance?” The webinar brought together experts and specialized researchers to explore efforts to promote awareness about air quality preservation in the countries of the Global South.
In his opening address, Ambassador Shahid Kamal, CCCS President, thanked Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, ICESCO Director-General (DG), for the Organization’s support of the Center. The ambassador noted that the webinar was the 9th in the CCCS’ series over the past four months to examine climate issues in the countries of the Global South, through the valuable contributions of experts and policymakers.
Dr. Raheel Qamar, Head of ICESCO Science and Technology Sector, reviewed the objectives and topics of the webinar and stressed the need to preserve the resources that supply oxygen and break with the practices that contribute to air pollution to ensure survival on the planet.
The webinar’s sessions featured the latest efforts to raise awareness on the danger of air pollution and find solutions to the phenomenon in the countries of the Global South. The presentations also focused on air quality as an issue of interest to the countries of the Islamic world. Dr. Foued El Ayni, an Expert at ICESCO Science and Technology Sector, reviewed the Organization’s efforts and strategy in encouraging the Member States to build green cities through good management of water resources, waste, and green spaces.