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The coming set of Sustainable Development Goals will seek to protect ecosystems, conserve resources, and, as with the Millennium Development Goals, lift millions of people out of poverty. Now that solid legal ground must be developed further.

Ecology & Energy

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The conference “Legal Remedies for Resource Equity”, whick took place on September 15th, focused on the use of environmental law to prevent the negative impacts of global resource extraction. A documentation of Barbara Unmüßig's keynote and presentations of the speaker's corners.

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The UN Climate Summit on September 23rd will once again fail in delivering concrete finance commitments. Social Movements called for a week of protests.

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Peace & Security

Heinrich Boll Stiftung organized two book launch events of Saima Jasam’s ‘Pakistan: From Radicalism to Terrorism’ in Lahore and Islamabad.

Roundtable dialogue as part of a series “Governance, Community and Religion (GOCORE)” jointly organized by Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) and Heinrich Bӧll Stiftung (HBS) took place at HBS office Islamabad on 15th of September 2014. Many intellectuals, scholars, rights based activists, academics and students participated in the event.

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Culture

Ajoka Theatre in collaboration with Heinrich Boll Stiftung performed its new play “Lo Phir Basant Ayee” from 15-16 November 2014 at National Art Gallery Auditorium (PNCA), Islamabad. Main objective of this play was to promote freedom of academic and cultural expression through a creative and entertaining. More than 700-800 People from all walks of life including civil society activists, artists, government officials, students and media watched this play, both days.

In the light of the current developments Pakistan is only known as a country of numerous political, economic and social problems, whereas its different peoples, its rich cultural heritage, its diverse culture and its beautiful landscape are almost out of sight.

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Democracy

Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) in the Pakistani Parliament, in collaboration with Heinrich Boll Stiftung organized a one day roundtable meeting to initiate a dialogue with political parties on best ways to strengthen capacities of women police in Pakistan. The conference took place in the Parliament House on 27th of November, 2014. The participants of this conference were key stakeholders including women parliamentarians from all parties, MNAs and Senators, representatives from the Interior Ministry, National Police Bureau, IGs, DIGs, and Women police from provincial police and representatives of the civil society.

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Organization of women in parliamentary politics in collaboration with HBS organized a round table consultation on International Human Rights Conventions Ratified by Pakistan on 28th of October, 2014 at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS). Many eminent women including women parliamentary caucus, NCSW, civil society, media, representatives of International organizations and women representatives from different political parties participated in this meeting.

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International

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The first ever pledging conference for the new Green Climate Fund will be held in Berlin, Germany on November 20th. Anything less than USD 10 billion in confirmed pledges could be seen as a sign that rich countries are not supportive of the Fund and spell trouble for the climate talks in Lima, Peru beginning in just two weeks. But at stakes is much more than just one big figure, according to Liane Schalatek.

The UN climate conference in Warsaw was the COP with the lowest expectations ever and lived up to that in every respect. What were the issues discussed and decisions taken? Who is to blame for the stalemate?

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Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a German political non-profit organization affiliated to the Green Party with head office in Berlin. Our main tenets are ecology and sustainable development, democracy and human rights, self-determination, peace  and justice. The role of our Pakistan office is to engage in political dialogues, discussions and support projects in the field of Ecology & Energy, Democratization and Peace & Security. We are supporting and strengthening participation, pluralism and the rule of law in the region.

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This paper demonstrates that an expansion of renewable energy sources is the only path to a secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy system until 2030 and beyond. Renewables not only drastically reduce emissions and other environmental and social burdens; they also reduce energy import dependency and hence increase energy security, strengthen local economies, and create jobs.

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Did you know that in 2014 the Green Climate Fund in a matter of weeks became the largest climate fund with $10.2 bn in new pledges? Or that the Ban Ki-moon climate summit in September galvanized over $200 bn in climate related financial commitments? These are just two of the "10 things to know about climate finance in 2014". This compilation of graphics is highlighting noteworthy insights from monitoring efforts of Climate Funds Update over the past year.

Through misuse, we lose 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil every year. For the International Year of Soils in 2015, this Atlas shows why the soil should concern us all. The Atlas is jointly published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies.

Through misuse, we lose 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil every year. For the International Year of Soils in 2015, this Atlas shows why the soil should concern us all. The Atlas is jointly published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies.