Ms Maryam Shabbir Abbasi is an environmental expert based in the US. She is also a visiting Senior Research Associate with the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad.
Although individual actions matter, a transformative environmental change requires collective efforts
Areas with more poverty, poor governance and lack of access to basic services are disproportionately affected by climate change
Pakistan is not the only country facing the problem. The entire South Asian region is at the risk of long and persistent heatwaves. It is the...
As a developing country Pakistan must receive financial and capacity-building support to fight climate change
Dealing with environment issues has been a big challenge for the PTI government
The pledges have lacked a long-term plan on how the parties would be shifting away from coal
The developed countries need to convert their pledges and commitments into action to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degree
Climate change and associated factors have a profound impact on local seasonal transitions
If we do not act now, we will not leave a livable Earth for future generations
The ban on plastic bags in Islamabad should be followed by similar action in the provinces. An effective implementation strategy is essential