Publications

Plan for Pakistan

WE are living through a turbulent time in history. The changes that have taken place in the last 100 years are both a cause for celebration and a matter of concern. From the wounds of world wars to the economic transformation, and from the miracles of science and...

Ambitious outcome

THE recently concluded Conference of Parties, COP28, held in Dubai delivered a package of agreements setting out the pathway for global climate action in the years to come. The outcome of the Global Stock-Take (GST) under the UAE COP presidency, was historic in many...

Climate action

EIGHT years after the Paris Agreement, the global community is nowhere near reducing emissions to keep temperature increase within the safe threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030. According to a study led by James Hansen, who is Nasa’s top scientist, “The 1.5ºC...

De-risking climate

THE IPCC A6 Synthesis Report, which draws together the scientific body’s work over the past eight years, stresses that even under a very low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions scenario, global warming is likely to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius this century, increasing the...

Health and Climate Change

Health is an oft-forgotten sector in the climate discourse. The global average temperatures in July 2023 were the hottest in human history and extreme heat exposed many to threats including heat exhaustion, organ failure, hyperthermia, heart attacks and mental health...

Save our snow

THE first Inter-Polar conference held in Kathmandu from Sept 6-8, organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the University of Lapland, Finland, marks a milestone moment in cryospheric collaboration between the Arctic and...

Let’s adapt

ADAPTATION by definition means the process of change through which integration into an emerging new order is facilitated via actions that make transition possible. In the climate world, this refers to strengthening resilience to absorb shocks and recover from crises....