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Peace with nature

SINCE its creation almost 80 years ago, the UN has served as a vehicle for coordinated collective action for global welfare and has offered mechanisms for socioeconomic development. Multilateralism has…

On the right side

Member of Doctors for the Environment Australia Dr Graeme McLeay’s opinion – that climate protesters are heroes, and on the right side of history – stirred up debate about disruptive…

Indus Waters Treaty under threat: Part – III

Pakistan’s rejection of the Indian government’s call for negotiations – on modifying the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) – made on January 25 through the Indus Commission was fully justified. The…

Food security in danger

As defined by the World Food Summit (1996), “food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets…

Climate financing

At the age of five, I was introduced to the climate crisis by way of a powerful rainstorm that destroyed the roof of my family’s home. This ‘natural hazard’, as…

Issues for COP27

The UN Climate conference (COP27) to be convened on November 6-18 at the Egyptian Red Sea resort Sharm El Sheikh will grapple with a number of issues that lie at…

A plan for climate change

The recent floods in Pakistan are a manifestation of climate change. This is not a call but an irreversible shock to the country. We need to now analyze and anticipate…

Antarctica on edge

East Antarctica, often times referred to as ‘the final frontier of global warming’, is making headlines once again. A few weeks ago East Antarctica’s temperatures soared by 50F to 90F…