Adeel Mukhtar

Politics of Dams

Politics of Dams

‘Whisky is for drinking; water is for fighting over.’ This maxim of Mark Twain can rightly be put into the context of water conflicts between India and Pakistan. Therefore, it is need of the hour to assess Indian decision to construct dams over the rivers of Indus Basin. Today, plethora of research is available, revealing […]

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Pakistan at Risk

Pakistan at Risk

“Climate change means we need to change.” With Pakistan appearing to take the threat of climate change seriously, its efforts towards climate change mitigation could make a substantive difference for future generations. However, this will require sustained commitment to the implementation of climate change policies in their true letter and spirit in the long term. […]

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Future of Paris Agreement

Future of Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement is the sine qua non of global climate action. Adopted in December 2015, entered into force even before the next UN climate conference in 2016 in Marrakech and being ratified by 147 countries in a record time, the Agreement aims to “reach global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible,” and […]

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PAKISTAN CLIMATE CHANGE ACT: A FILLIP TO CLIMATE ACTION

PAKISTAN CLIMATE CHANGE ACT: A FILLIP TO CLIMATE ACTION

In 2010, a Congressional Research Service report entitled Security and the Environment in Pakistan argued that environmental pressures such as food insecurity, water scarcity, and the limited availability of arable land could “contribute to Pakistan’s decline as a fully functioning state” and could eventually lead to the expansion of extremist groups in the country. To put this […]

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