Ali Tauqeer Sheikh

Strengthening climate services

Strengthening climate services

Development planners end up shooting in the dark by taking decisions without knowing long-term projections and trends. Updated 10 Oct, 2021 08:41am
Climate of change

Climate of change

The world faces a climate emergency as the toll on people’s lives and livelihoods keeps growing. Updated 26 Sep, 2021 09:25am
Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth

The message is clear: the climate will continue to warm and weather extremes will intensify. Published 14 Aug, 2021 06:25am
Climate-smart cities

Climate-smart cities

City master plans must include five components to bring sanity to the real estate gold rush. Published 07 Aug, 2021 06:33am
The discord over water

The discord over water

Managing water scarcity is a function of judicious use in the most wasteful sector — agriculture. Updated 02 Jul, 2021 09:25am
In troubled waters

In troubled waters

We can operationalise some IWT clauses progressively for equitable benefit sharing. Published 23 May, 2021 06:49am
The corruption link

The corruption link

Selling biodiversity is like selling one’s soul. Published 17 Mar, 2021 07:38am
Zero carbon race

Zero carbon race

Over 100 countries, including Pakistan, have failed to submit their national commitments to cut emissions. Published 22 Jan, 2021 07:57am
Road to climate justice

Road to climate justice

The idea of a just transition is emerging as a necessary condition for effective climate action. Published 14 Aug, 2020 07:29am
Climate-smart stimulus

Climate-smart stimulus

The pandemic has highlighted how inseparably linked the climate and pandemic crises are. Published 09 May, 2020 04:39am
Climate and Covid-19

Climate and Covid-19

The pandemic has made a bad situation worse, but has also provided a rare opportunity. Published 30 Mar, 2020 07:26am
Price hike and nutrition

Price hike and nutrition

As food prices climb, poor consumers spend less on nutrition and the number of underweight children rises. Published 15 Feb, 2020 07:22am
Protecting the ecosystem

Protecting the ecosystem

Pakistan must abandon its piecemeal approach for a clear water vision and negotiating strategy. Published 03 Jan, 2020 05:26am
‘Point of no return’

‘Point of no return’

Pakistan’s ability to cope with climate-induced threats has further weakened in recent years. Published 07 Dec, 2019 07:04am
Rampaging rivers

Rampaging rivers

We are desperately short of early warning systems. Published 10 Nov, 2019 06:48am