Ifrah Shaukat

  • TThe third session of UN Environment Forum took place from 23 to 25 January 2019 in Singapore. The forum brought Asia Pacific member states on a platform with opportunity to discuss Asia Pacific standpoint at the world’s highest level decision making body on the environment, the UN Environment ...

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  • TThe idea of carbon offsetting and environmental economics from forests was first introduced at a time when the echo of Clean Development Mechanism was high. It got suppressed with time due to lack of flexibility in CDM projects. According to the new declaration titled Forests for Climate, propelled ...

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  • TTypical definition of environmental sociology immediately disconnects human cultures from rest of the environment. Seeing the radical environmental and social changes, our planet is facing are the direct implications of this disconnect. Our consumption patterns, depletion of resources and ...

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  • TLast year residents of Lahore have seen the thick swath of smog that deluged the entire city within its crippling venom. This extreme incident made us realise that when environmental issues are left unaddressed, nature’s vengeance could be savage. Supposedly, the nature and intensity of that ...

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  • TEvery passing year makes us realise that this planet needs some emergency measures to tackle environmental issues, mainly climate change, with most adaptive policy interventions which incorporates social factors as well. 2018 was hitting the headlines throughout the year with extreme weather ...

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  • TEfforts have continuously been afoot for decades to achieve eco-friendly and inclusive development but despite spending billions of dollars on research globally, the gulf between science and politics continues to widen by the day. Political economy of climate change has taken another turn as ...

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  • TThe 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) was chaired by Poland with the main objective of tackling the problem of climatic changes. It was a landmark agreement as it not only built in the zeal for international cooperation but also, was a platform where the protocols of the Paris Agreement were ...

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  • TAltogether, there has been an enhancing concern and requirement for direction and management on environmental encounters and how to integrate social and economic issues in sustainability approaches and impact evaluations not only in the public but also the private sector. There has been a debate ...

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  • TMore than 120 nations have pledged to respond to the climate crisis by immediate action and make efforts in   achieving UN target of restoring 350 million hectares of forest land by 2030. China is planning to drive an afforestation plan approximately in the size of the Ireland. Countries ...

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