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Two steps back

IF there’s any sphere of operations where the aphorism ‘One step forward, two steps back’ is visible, it is in the field of conservation. Flora or fauna, Earth’s natural conditions…

Irreversible loss

Dr Kirsten Tripplett writes, “It’s a long leap conceptually to make, but if one accepts a premise that ‘language’ isn’t just spoken, and that knowledge is transmitted through actions and…

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…

Biodiversity crisis

FOR millennia, humans have benefited from nature’s generosity without caring much for it. Now, this one-sided relationship has become untenable, especially with an economic paradigm that treats nature with disdain.…

Green governance

Environmental deterioration due to human activity has achieved a worrisome level in Pakistan. Littering, dumping domestic garbage outside in the streets and not paying any heed to environmental conservation is…

Dangerous change

In June, record heat waves hit Russia, Northern Europe, Canada, and the United States. When these increasingly common weather phenomena began killing hundreds of people, the US media focused its…

Environment and life

In a fast-changing world where development is linked to technology and decision-making is influenced by social media, it is important to take cognizance of non-traditional threats to human security and…

Restoring the ecosystem

Back in 1987, ‘Our common future’, also known as the Brundtland Report, proposed the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic growth, environmental protection, and social equality. A group of…