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A portrait of a Karachi slum during a heatwave

28 May 2018

Amar Guriro, Monday May 28th, 2018 As Pakistani NGOs and the government dispute how many have died in Karachi’s latest heatwave, the people who live in the city’s slums – those most vulnerable – are still ignored. Samooda, who goes by one name, is a Bengali speaking widow and mother of [read more]

Keeping heads above rising sea, barely

6 March 2018

Joydeep Gupta, Tuesday March 6th, 2018 Villagers around the Sundarbans in Bangladesh have become totally dependent on prawn and crab farming as the water and soil have turned too salty for anything else. Laila Khatun was carrying an armful of mud from the river. “Come, I’ll show you,” she [read more]

Look beyond climate talks for action: UNEP chief

29 November 2017

To solve an environment problem, turn it into a business opportunity, says Erik Solheim As a parent of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), UN Environment (UNEP) always watches anxiously as government negotiators bicker at the annual climate summits. And after all the hot air [read more]

A Turning Point? The Failure of the German Coalition Talks

20 November 2017

While the international, that is the English-language, media, pursues its obsessive interest in President Trump, and the British press focuses on the minutiae of the Brexit negotiations, an event which occurred in Berlin this weekend is arguably the most important foreign news development in the [read more]

UN climate talks end without agreement on money

18 November 2017

Negotiations at COP23 failed a major test on financial commitments, but there were some successes on pre-2020 action and providing support for women by Joydeep Gupta, Charlotte Middlehurst, Yao Zhe, Lili Pike The annual UN climate summit ended in Bonn, Germany, with no agreement on providing money [read more]

German Energy Policy Following the 2017 Election

26 September 2017

As the dust settles on the results of the German election, it is becoming obvious that the fall in votes for the two largest parties, including Angela Merkel’s CDU, will mean significant changes in German policies in a number of areas. There has also been speculation that the CDU will form a [read more]
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