Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. As of today, we are not on track to avoid a climate disaster. If we don’t act now, we will see major cities under water, unprecedented heatwaves, widespread water shortages and the extinction of a million species of plants and animals. Pakistan is especially vulnerable to these threats.
We can, however, avoid this scenario. It is within our power and capacity to make the changes necessary to secure our future. The Climate and Environment Initiative (CEI) by the Research Society of International Law (RSIL) hopes to play a role in this transition.
CEI envisions a climate-resilient world that recognises that climate change threats are already unprecedented and potentially existential. We hope to encourage action to address those threats in a manner that is proportionate to their scale and impact. We believe that strengthening the effectiveness of legal solutions will be key to conquering the world’s climate change and environmental problems.