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Brick by brick

The brick kiln industry in Pakistan is a highly profitable sector. With over 20,000 brick kilns, the country is the third-largest brick producer in South Asia, employing approximately 4.5 million…

COP28: a critical analysis: Part – I

Nearly all Pakistani comments on the outcome of COP28 have been overwhelmingly laudatory. This write-up aims to balance the assessment by pointing out the glaring equity deficit and lack of…

COP28: a critical analysis

COP28, held late last year, included a global climate action summit attended by 154 heads of state and government, heads of UN agencies, major regional networks, business organizations, and civil…

No money and not smart

The rapid changes taking place around the world are not superficial. These are changes that are altering how the world works. We heard the ‘we need to get our house…

Climate change: a health emergency

On December 3, the recently concluded United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai marked the celebration of the inaugural ‘Health Day’. This is the first time that the conference has…

COP28: Pakistan’s narrative-Part – II

Pakistan's climate narrative is one of victimhood, shaped by the severe and disproportionate impact it faces, despite being a low emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG). The country ranks fifth in…

Carbon markets

The carbon market is a trading system of carbon credits that allows states, companies, and individuals to buy and sell carbon credits. Whereas a carbon credit is a fixed amount…

Inclusive climate action

In a commendable move, the now dissolved National Assembly of Pakistan reaffirmed its commitment to bolster an inclusive climate change agenda by unanimously adopting a resolution concerning climate change. Probably…

Financing climate action

The global climate crisis has left no country untouched, but it is the developing world that is facing the most severe impacts. For countries like Pakistan, already struggling with economic…

Green skills

The theme of International Youth Day observed on August 12 was ‘Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World’. According to the UN, “half of the people on our planet…