To withstand the inevitable natural disasters climate change will bring, better disaster risk management must start now.
Climate Change and Poverty in Africa
Pakistan’s Sindh Struggles to Respond to Climate Change Challenges
Pakistan’s Sindh province is affected badly by climate change, in a larger country that is also deeply vulnerable, but are dams the solution?
Lowest Snowfall in Years Signals Drought for Afghanistan
After large snowfall in 2017, this year Afghanistan has experienced the reverse, with the lowest snowfall in years, sparking concerns that the country may be heading towards drought conditions.
The Refugee Crisis in Greece
For thousands of refugees, the Mediterranean Sea is the last obstacle. On distant shores lies Greece, a center for displaced persons. In 2016 alone, over 50,000 refugees applied for asylum in Greece. Thousands more are to join their ranks since then. Hundreds drown in capsized vessels and makeshift rafts every year — a grim testament to the hardships many refugees are willing to endure for the chance at a better life.
Walnut Trees in Pakistan’s Chitral Destroyed for A Transmission Line
Locals allege that a transmission line has led to the destruction of thousands of trees, including protected walnut species, without proper permission, as a power plant comes up in Chitral.
Will the Olympics’ Green Makeover Have Lasting Effects
The Olympic Games are an ideal venue to showcase new ideas to world. In a world where reducing carbon emissions is a priority, could the Olympics be doing more?
CPEC: Beware of Thieves
Pakistani political parties probably need to agree on a new social contract around Pak-China friendship. Guided by the grand political consensus on relations with China, this contract should envisage remedies for problems that are arising out of the business and investment activity, argues one analyst.
Creating A Sustainable Future: 5 Essential Reads
Trump administration rollbacks dominated news about the environment in 2017 – but beyond Washington D.C., many researchers are developing innovative visions for a greener future.
Climate-driven Migration in Africa
The total absence of European policies to address climate-driven migration from Africa is deeply concerning.
If Asia Leads on Climate, the World Will Follow
China and South Korea could be game changers on climate — and create a more peaceful region in the process.