At the Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) in Islamabad, SANDEE and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) organized a panel on environmental compliance, policies and regulations associated with the textile industry. Dr. Safdar Sohail Economic Minister, Pakistan's Mission to the EU, chaired the panel and highlighted the importance of the textile industry in the context of Pakistan's new GSP Plus status. SANDEE Fellow, Dr. Rehana Siddiqui of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics discussed and identified challenges to doing research on industrial environmental compliance.
SANDEE's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to undertake research on the inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental changeand to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies.
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