Energy & Environment

Creative Destruction, Pakistan Asia Energy & Environment

Creative Destruction: Pakistan’s Track to Modernity

When something is destroyed, it makes room for recreation. Loss is inevitable, but destruction provides an opportunity for reconstructing what was, into something bigger and better than before. Joseph Schumpeter…

Gwadar Port, Desalination Plants, Pakistan, Balochistan, Gwadar, CPEC Articles Asia Energy & Environment

Gwadar Port Desalination Plants: Avoiding Past Trends

As water resources continue to deplete, the world is turning to the sea for solutions. Desalination of water, through the process of reverse osmosis, has helped countries escape periods of…

UNEP, UN, Environment Articles Energy & Environment

UNEP: An Environmental Quandary

Issues pertaining to the globe that transcend boundaries and are cosmopolitan in nature like terrorism, poverty, AIDS etc. require a coordinated response, encompassing all stakeholders, at the global level. Environmental…

Droughts, Pakistan, Climate Change Articles Asia Energy & Environment

Lessons for Pakistan from Droughts in the Past

In a media release in June 2018, a drought alert was issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), alerting all the stakeholders about the limited water available in reservoirs across…

Karachi, Heat Wave, Climate Change, Pakistan Articles Asia Energy & Environment

A Scorched Karachi

In May this year, Karachi fell victim to another heat-wave as the temperature rose as high as 43 degrees Celsius. Climate change is a global phenomenon that has escalated the…

Water, Water Security, Kalabagh Dam, Indus Basin, Pakistan, India Articles Asia Energy & Environment

Immediate Call For Referendum Over Feasible Water Storage Options

The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) released a report in September, 2017 that presented a holistic view of the water problems pertaining in the country. According to the…

Water Dispute, India, Pakistan, South Asia, Kishanganga, SAARC, SCO, UN, Kashmir, Indus Water Treaty Articles Asia Energy & Environment

Escalation of the Indo-Pak Water Dispute

Due to climate changes, the scarcity of water has emerged as a new challenge for the global population. April 16, 2018, was all set to be marked as ‘Day Zero’…

Water Policy, Pakistan, Israel, IMF, Climate Change, Water Articles Energy & Environment South East Asia

Applying Israel’s Water Policy to Pakistan

According to a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pakistan ranks at third place amongst countries facing water shortages. Poor strategies by the government and inefficient, and poorly planned,…

Americas Articles Asia Energy & Environment Europe Middle East & North Africa Publications Region Themes

REDD

ISIS, terrorism, corruption, energy shortages, inflation… And yet, from the cracks seeps through the burning issue of our time. Is it the threat of nuclearisation? Or the theatrics of the…

Climate, China, Paris Accords, US, , CO2 Articles Asia Energy & Environment Publications Region Themes

Mantle of Climate Leadership Passed on to China

A sight peculiar to rural China is endless rows of low-rise buildings which are often accompanied by solar water heaters. It is estimated that around 3000 companies produce such devices…

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