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Pakistan post-Glasgow

The 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) closed with an unexpected, compromised deal – from ‘phasing out’ of carbon emissions as…

Climate negotiations: More of the same

They came; they saw; they hedged their bets and promised to do it all over again next year. Of course, I am speaking of the recently concluded the 23rd Conference…

There is no Planet-B

The Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an annual ritual. The nearly universal members (197 countries) meet every year to discuss…

Climate change crisis and COP26

‘Parties to the 2015 Paris Agreement pledged to limit global warming to well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C relative to pre-industrial times.…

Saving our future

This week, world leaders are gathered in Glasgow to define the next 30 years of our response to the climate crisis. Science has shown how precipitously close we are to…

Climate change crisis: more talk than action

‘This is a dire warning that the economic recovery from the Covid crisis is currently anything but sustainable for our climate… Unless governments around the world move rapidly to start…

Digitising climate action

From the Himalayas in the north to the deserts of Balochistan in the west and the mangroves of Sindh in the south, Pakistan’s environmental habitat is spellbinding. But it is…

Leading the way

On Wednesday, the Biden-Harris Administration took its first important step forward in restoring the United States’ climate agenda by re-entering the Paris Climate Agreement and rescinding the presidential permit for…

Panic and the pandemic

When the first cases of the virus we now know as Covid-19 occurred in the Chinese province of Wuhan late last year, no one had realized how significantly it would…

Our House Is On Fire

Our house is on fire

In the summer of 1996 in the Harvard Institute of Development, a professor was recounting the great material achievements of the capitalist system before the international participants in the class.…