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Environmental degradation

There is the Cerrejon thermal coal mine in Colombia -- jointly owned by Glencore and two other transnational companies, BHP and Anglo American -- whose expansion over the past 40…

Environmental care: Part – I

Those who have been to Karachi must have seen its sea and coastline. Kemari Jetty is a popular place for first-timers who want to have some fun at sea. There…

Environmental movement

Stockholm+50 is taking place 50 years after the original Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, which many consider the starting point of the modern environmental movement. The original conference wasn’t…

Serious efforts at last!

As winter sets in and major cities in the country are engulfed with fog and smog with related diseases figures sky rocketing it is the first time in our long…

‘Climate aid’

POST-COP28, it is imperative to examine Pakistan’s unique stance in the climate change dialogue. Pakistan now faces a new kind of challenge — one that is environmental in nature but…

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…

Climate-conflict nexus

DISASTERS triggered by climate change leave deep scars. The impact is not just about the loss of lives and damage to properties; disasters also threaten social cohesion and exacerbate local…

Equitable and green CPEC

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a transformative project which will be potentially reshaping the landscape of Pakistan and the contours of its future. CPEC, a cornerstone of Beijing’s ambitious…

To Dar or not

The prospect of Ishaq Dar’s return as finance minister in a PML-N government after the next elections will be a baffling choice. Even a delay in elections still leaves compelling…

The Olympics of climate change

Like the Olympics which represents a harmonious blend of cultural diversity, sportsmanship, and global unity – drawing participants from every continent – the Conference of the Parties (COP28) in United…