Environment

Fighting climate change in Pakistan: One school at a time

Pakistan’s cities have some of the worst recorded levels of pollution in the world. LSE alumni Maryam Naqvi argues that the Green Schools initiative of the NGOs like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) can promote civic environmental knowledge among the young in Pakistan and help create a generation with an entirely different outlook to the country’s environment.

Pollution is one […]

April 5th, 2019|Environment, Featured|Comments Off on Fighting climate change in Pakistan: One school at a time|
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    “Bangladesh is associated with the idea of resilience and the idea of a quiet revolution” – Shahpar Selim

“Bangladesh is associated with the idea of resilience and the idea of a quiet revolution” – Shahpar Selim

Following the ‘Idea of Bangladesh’ panel, forming part of the first LSE-UC Berkeley Summit, panellist Shahpar Selim spoke to Rebecca Bowers about the current greening initiatives taking place in garment factories across Bangladesh, and the potential to improve in the coming years.   

RB: Following on from today’s panel, can you tell us more about the current project that you’re working on […]

Isolated climate change policies and the actions of India

India emerged as one of the leading nations signing the Paris Agreement in 2015. However, not a single plan until late 2016 acknowledged climate change as a phenomenon, let alone a challenge to urban development and sustenance, Mahak Agarwal writes.

India emerged as one of the leading nations with the Paris Agreement signed in 2015. In submitting its first Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), […]

August 20th, 2018|Cities and Urban Studies, Environment, Featured|Comments Off on Isolated climate change policies and the actions of India|
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    Despite legislative and institutional arrangements, Bangladesh is struggling to improve environmental governance

Despite legislative and institutional arrangements, Bangladesh is struggling to improve environmental governance

Over the years Bangladesh has become seasoned in environmental management. However, enforcement of legislations across levels is lacking where attention must be paid. Mohammad Tarikul Islam highlights the underlying challenges ahead for environmental governance in Bangladesh, and where solutions might be found.

Environmental governance is a concept in political ecology or environmental policy related to identifying the elements needed to achieve […]

August 14th, 2018|Environment, Featured|Comments Off on Despite legislative and institutional arrangements, Bangladesh is struggling to improve environmental governance|
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    Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Today there is growing importance of oceans for trade and commerce. While acknowledging the strategic position of the island in the Indian Ocean Region, small states such as Sri Lanka have to be aware of the geopolitical implications resulting in complications that require foreign policy adjustments, writes Natasha Fernando. 

Today there is growing importance of oceans for trade and commerce. […]

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    Book Review: Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey

Book Review: Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey

In Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India, authors Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey offer a compendious account of waste in India, exploring its implication in questions of economic growth, public health and natural resources. The book offers an impressively expansive mosaic, finds Dagna Rams, that will be of particular interest to those seeking a panoramic understanding of this national challenge. 
Waste of a Nation: Garbage […]

June 28th, 2018|Book Reviews, Environment|Comments Off on Book Review: Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey|
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    Expansion and deterioration: considering the environmental implications of the multiplier effect for New Delhi

Expansion and deterioration: considering the environmental implications of the multiplier effect for New Delhi

With rising temperatures and scarce potable water, Delhi must address the the under-researched and yet widely experienced phenomenon of climate change at the urban scale in its next master plan, writes Mahak Agrawal.

It is important to highlight the under-researched yet widely experienced phenomenon of climate change at urban scale, especially in light of latest developments with respect to planning exercise […]

June 26th, 2018|Cities and Urban Studies, Environment, Featured, Urban India|Comments Off on Expansion and deterioration: considering the environmental implications of the multiplier effect for New Delhi|

The Indus Waters Treaty: an exemplar of cooperation

The Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 shows how international mediation can be instrumental in reaching an agreement between India and Pakistan. With this in mind, India and Pakistan should use the treaty as a model to negotiate, cooperate and resolve other ongoing issues as well, writes Saud Sultan.

With the partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947, the Indus basin was […]

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    Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special

Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special

As we look back on the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh summit, we select our top articles relating to the summit panels on minority and gender rights, civil society and the ‘idea of Bangladesh’, including two from LSE speakers, Professors Naila Kabeer and David Lewis. Covering a plethora of issues ranging from technology to the Rohingya refugee crisis, we hope you enjoy these articles […]

June 4th, 2018|Corruption, Environment, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Interviews, LSE, Society and Culture, Technology|Comments Off on Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special|
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    Rangelands versus the economic argument: the case of Tharparkar, Pakistan

Rangelands versus the economic argument: the case of Tharparkar, Pakistan

The discovery of coal in Tharparkar and changing agricultural practices are threatening the agricultural rangelands and consequently, the rights to livelihood and the food security of local farmers, writes Abdul Waheed Jamali.

Tharparkar is a dry region in the southern part of Sindh province in Pakistan. It mainly thrives on rains and there is a saying, Meenhan Thar Lae Rehmat Aahin, […]

May 1st, 2018|Agriculture, Environment, Rural Areas|Comments Off on Rangelands versus the economic argument: the case of Tharparkar, Pakistan|

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