Have you ever wondered what the world would be like today if we didn’t believe in the smallest of things? If no one believed in the good people, there would be no kindness in the world. If Abraham Lincoln didn’t believe in abolishing slavery, America would never have had an African American as president in the White House today.
Everyone has their eyes fixed on the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP21) that will be taking place in Paris this December. This is going to be the biggest gathering of the world leaders discussing the crucial issue of climate change faced by – well, everyone on the planet. Continue reading
It is often misunderstood and undervalued that Pakistan does not have any environmental laws or legislature in place. This does not hold true as the country is a signatory to a number of international treaties, holds an important position in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and has recently progressed when the 18th amendment in the constitution took place. However, a number of developmental projects, unsustainable in most of the cases, lack of capacity building at provincial level and monopoly of the federal government in areas of coal power, nuclear energy and maritime sources has led to an increased complexity. Continue reading
by Shayan Jamshed
Mahodand Lake © Sana Ahmed / WWF-Pakistan
Climate is weather conditions which are constant for a long period of time. These conditions have to be stable as the organisms directly depend on it. Any sudden, or even gradual, changes experienced effects the whole ecosystems. Continue reading
by Fatima Arif
There is a lot of talk about natural catastrophes due to climate change, but what is climate change and who is one of the major contributor to the problem? Climate change is caused by global warming, which is the increase in the temperature of the atmosphere. The increased greenhouse gases contributed by anthropogenic activities are at the base of this discussion. The finger we keep pointing at other factors is going to come towards us. Continue reading
Start discussing environmental issues with someone who is not part of the subject and the discussion is usually going to end with the statement that we have far worse issues to deal with and giving priority to environmental issues is the problem of the first world. This is far from the truth. In fact climate change is a human rights issue and it is time that we own it. According to German Watch Climate Risk Index 2015, Pakistan is the 6th most affected county by climate change.
WWF’s Living Planet Report, released every two years, presents science-based analysis on the health of our planet and our impact on it. Continue reading
By: Syed Muhammad Abubakar
Published on Saturday, May 10, 2014
We are all responsible for consuming natural resources in our office and home environments alike, over consumption of paper, wasteful consumption of electricity, excessive use of fuels, extensive travel and huge amounts of waste generation as if our resources are infinite. These actions are leading to the Earth’s rising temperature, melting of glaciers, forest fires and flash floods. Heading towards the deadly phenomena, climate change.
By: Syed Muhammad Abubakar
Forests play an important role in providing freshwater and livelihoods to local communities as well as sustaining wildlife. They are the green blanket that protects the environment and provides a habitat for different species of plants and animals. Continue reading