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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…

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…

Global economic outlook 2024

By unlocking big, bold investments, we can drive sustainable development and climate action and put the global economy on a stronger growth path for all. We must build on the…

Some important economic policy questions

The first important policy question facing policymakers is how much role aggregate demand plays in determining inflation? This needs a clear presentation of analysis by policymakers, since the way inflation…

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…

Climate action and global security

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres recently warned: “Present trends are racing our planet down a dead-end three-degree temperature rise”. He is right. Unless we act decisively – beginning at the…

Pakistan’s climate heroes

As many as 40 million Pakistanis, roughly one in every six individuals, go to bed hungry each night. Couple that with extreme weather conditions, rising cost of living, and water…

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…