The study focuses on the impact on security and development by the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India gas pipeline (TAPI), which is one of the most ambitious and long debated infrastructure projects in Afghanistan and has been influenced by global energy giants, geopolitics and regional players.
Water resource allocation is a long-ignored issue in Afghanistan. While the water potential of Afghanistan is estimated to be 75billion m3/ year on average, Afghanistan ranks lowest in water storage capacity.
In this 22nd issue of the G20/BRICS Update Newsletter we focus on different aspects of global policies related to financing development as defined by the G20, the UN and the World Bank. A critical analysis from the perspective of development coherence is key.
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.
The study inquires the barriers that have been hindering the growth of wind energy market in Pakistan. Capitalizing on the multi-stakeholder perspectives, including private, public, and financial sector officials, it aides public policymakers at national and international levels through examining the nature and seriousness of various barriers and suggesting viable policy solutions.
This report is based on field studies conducted by Lok Sanjh Foundation (LSF) as part of its larger research project “Gender Justice to Climate Change Adaptation in Pakistan”. Nevertheless, the main focus of this study was on the advancement of women’s empowerment because of its relevance to the climate change adaptation strategies. The empowerment of women through climate mitigation and adaptation benefit both women and men, and increases the potential for adaptation, which is very essential for any rural development strategy.
The study was done in the coastal areas of Sindh to engage local community (women/ men) and produce evidence to meet the need for interventions addressing the linkage between climate change, energy, livelihood and women which are absent in Pakistan.
The study attempts to capture the local community’s perceptions, especially those of women, of change over a period of 30-40 years; their observations and opinions on the causes of weather and climate change; and the strategies they have adopted to counter these changes.
How could a just and democratic resource politics look like that respects both planetary boundaries and human rights? The Memorandum “Resource Politics for a Fair Future” is the outcome of a two-year international dialogue process of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.