Sleep walking into a climate apocalypse | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Living in London, I got into the wonderful routine of going out for a daily run; a habit I decided to retain upon returning to Pakistan last year. However, I soon discovered that this was as hazardous as smoking several packs of cigarettes a day. Karachi’s roads – as with most of Pakistan – […]

Integrating climate into education | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Historically, climate education has often been sidelined, treated as a specialist subject, or relegated to extracurricular activities. However, COP28 underscored a vital aspect of our fight against climate change: integrating climate education into every facet of our learning systems, both formal and informal. President Dr Arif Alvi echoed the same sentiments while speaking at […]

COP28: climate finance needs | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: COP28 climate talks have ended with so much discussion and debate and have some useful conclusions. But it all requires finance. Things do not work out by just words. I wish if the financial zeal to allocate and spend money had been as strong as the discussion has been. Unfortunately, this has not been […]

Hasbro lays off 1,100 workers amid difficult business climate

An image of Hasbro’s prominent toy collection. — Hasbro Hasbro, the world’s largest toymaker, is laying off 1,100 workers, after 800 layoffs were announced earlier this year, citing a difficult business climate that has been sluggish to recover, as per CEO Chris Cocks.  That equates to around 20% of the company’s global workforce. “The market […]

Water: The liquid lifeline facing climate crisis | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Water has three forms: liquid, solid, and vapour, and it changes its form with temperature. The Earth’s surface possesses about 75% of liquid water and ice. As water constantly moves between the atmosphere, land, and ocean, it impacts climate and ecosystems. Water can absorb heat and exchange it among different parts of the Earth’s […]

Isn’t climate change a matter of national security? | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is widely recognised as one of the country’s most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The nation is actively working to mitigate the effects of climate change on its food and water supply, healthcare system, forests, energy infrastructure, and other critical areas. However, the security implications of climate change are largely absent […]

Oil, gas industry urged to take on climate fight

Sultan Al Jaber, the president of this year’s UN climate talks. AFP HOUSTON: Sultan Al Jaber, the president of this year’s UN climate talks, on Monday said the oil and gas industry must lead the fight against climate change. Al Jaber is minister of industry for the United Arab Emirates and is also chief executive […]

UN climate summit adopts ‘loss and damage’ fund

COP27 climate summit President Sameh Shoukry claps during the closing plenary at the COP27 climate summit in Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, November 20, 2022. — Twitter/COP27P SHARM EL-SHEIKH: The UN’s COP27 climate summit approved on Sunday the creation of a special fund to cover the losses suffered by vulnerable nations hit by […]

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