Objectives of the CCSC
Climate change is the long-term alteration of temperature and typical weather patterns in a place. Climate change may cause weather patterns to be less predictable. These unexpected weather patterns can make it difficult to maintain and grow crops in regions that rely on farming because expected temperature and rainfall levels can no longer be relied on. To have adaptations measures to climate change that has impacts on ecosystem, health, agriculture, society and all aspects living things/organisms on this universe. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB), Pakistan has taken the initiative of Consortium on Climate Change, Sustainability & Conservation (CCSC), in which more than 57 Universities/Research Organizations/Private Sector/Industries from all regions of Pakistan (Azad & Jammu Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, ICT, KPK, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan) are part of this consortium & we are going to extend this consortium across the boarders (at international level) to work together for addressing the major challenges related to climate change, agriculture, food security, sustainability etc.
Recently, IUB became a member of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA), Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment (OCB), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) & The IUB being a focal university of CCSC is playing a leading role to keep this consortium alive & to execute practical/applied research, we established the "International Center for Climate Change, Food Security and Sustainability (ICCFS)." The ICCFS will contribute in multiple United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) not limited to SDG-1 (no poverty), SDG-2 (zero hunger), SDG-7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG-11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG-13 (climate action), SDG-15 (life on land), SDG-17 (partnerships for the goals).
Top priorities would be to benefit the community, students, researchers, scientists, policy makers, farmers, industrialists, and business community through joint research projects, research trainings, workshops, seminars, conferences and capacity building initiatives.