Eric Shahzar

Alumni, Global Shapers Community, Karachi Hub, World Economic Forum

As a climate research analyst, Eric has vast experience in drafting climate change legislation and policy recommendations for the Senate of Pakistan. His other legislation work has been in the field of female empowerment, foreign policy and tackling Pakistan’s water crisis.

Shahzar is a passionate advocate for climate action and writes opinion pieces in the mainstream newspapers of Pakistan. His work has been cited by the President of Pakistan and multiple lawmakers in the country.

Shahzar’s goal is to make sure Pakistan transitions towards renewable energy while creating green jobs for climate-displaced people who can start living with dignity again.

As an academic, Shahzar has taught International Relations and Politics at various universities in Pakistan. He also formulated Pakistan’s first climate change committee (ZU CCC) at Ziauddin University’s law school. In this committee, students brainstorm different progressive initiatives in which the climate crisis can be tackled.
Shahzar is currently teaching politics at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford as a part-time academic. He holds an MSc in International Relations and Politics from Kingston University, London.

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