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Collapsing ecosystems

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently issued a report on the status of arthropods in rainforests. The report’s shocking analysis discovered a collapsing food web in tropical…

Collapsing Ecosystems

Collapsing ecosystems

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently issued a report on the status of arthropods in rainforests. The report’s shocking analysis discovered a collapsing food web in tropical…

Blood carbon

AMID the pressing need to confront climate change, the emergence of carbon markets has gained prominence. In these markets, industries acquire the privilege of emitting carbon dioxide by committing to…

Civilization under threat?

Masood Kizilbash’s book ‘Human Conflict with Nature’ published by the Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre Islamabad in 2020 carries an intriguing subtitle – ‘Alarm Bell for the Demise of…

When disaster strikes

Climate-induced disasters, such as floods and earthquakes, tend to have a more severe impact on vulnerable populations, especially those living in poverty. Pakistan, according to the INFORM Climate Change Risk…

Climate finance geopolitics

THE lines of distinction between climate finance and traditional development financing have been blurred. Concurrently, national and provincial roles and responsibilities in Pakistan to access international climate finance have become…

Indigenous wisdom

AS the world struggles with the increasingly severe effects of climate change and experiences rapid disruptions, we must prioritise the issue. The planet and our survival depend on it. It…

What is Pakistan’s urban future?

The 2024 general election was unique in the sense that the manifestos of the major political parties (PML-N, PPP and PTI) recognized the importance of urban planning for promoting sustainable…

The elephant in the COP28 room

As the gavel struck, finalizing the 21-page deal at the COP28 summit in Dubai, a wave of mixed emotions swept across the faces of delegates. It was a moment of…