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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…

Pakistan’s new roadmap

Pakistan’s current economic collapse is largely due to our leaders not recognizing that socio-economic development no longer depends on natural resources but largely on the ability of our human resources…

Resilient infrastructure

The construction of infrastructure on resilient foundations leads to such structures absorbing and preventing sudden and severe shocks which could include many disasters like floods, glacier melting, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis,…

Net-zero targets

While talking about climate change issues, the term ‘net-zero’ is used very often. According to the United Nations Climate Action literature, net-zero refers to a reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG)…

Plastic planet

It’s summer again in the Northern Hemisphere and with it comes the seasonal dread that grows worse each year. Dread of weather so severe it might make us sick or…

The plastic pandemic

If plastic use were a country, it would be the fifth largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, just after China, the US, India and Russia. Plastic has become…

German economy bids goodbye to years of plenty

On his many visits to semiconductor factories and electric car plants, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz bangs the drum for an economy at the forefront of an industrial transformation. But the…

The COP28 agenda

The annual Climate Change Conference (COP28) under the United Nations Framework Convention will be held in the UAE at the end of 2023 to steer the global efforts to mitigate…