Category Archives: Sustainability

University of Adelaide-planting the seed for a sustainable society

At a time when businesses are under constant pressure to view their operations and impacts through the lens of sustainability, universities can play a significant role in forging the path to a sustainable future.Frequently regarded as well-established and respected organisations,universities … Continue reading

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Impact of Electricity Cuts on the Way of Life

Breakdown of critical infrastructure systems, such as electricity generation and distributing systems, in modern societies can lead to economic expensive and socially catastrophic consequences. Pakistanis have been suffering from unscheduled and prolonged load shedding consistently for the past 7-8 years. This … Continue reading

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Sustainability Education- Need of the Hour

During the last few years, Pakistan has faced many man-made and natural disasters. It has been affected by floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes that has created a stressful society. Man-made critical infrastructure failure like the on going energy crisis has made … Continue reading

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing well by doing good

I came across a news item in the local newspaper where the President of Pakistan is commending an established company in oil and gas exploration industry of Pakistan for its stellar financial performance. The news item ends with an almost … Continue reading

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Its not easy to make the “true” choice

It was a clear case of bashing. Rina Saeed Khan (RSK), an acitvitist for clean and renewable energy has always written commendable pieces about integrating economic development with environment but never before her piece invited such scathing comments as now. … Continue reading

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Water, plain and simple

I recently experienced an “Ahaaan!” moment, a refreshing insight into the energy, climate change, green economy (ECGE) nexus which for a long time has been labelled as a carbon management problem. I would like to confess that while taking an … Continue reading

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Lahorization the sustainable way

It is interesting to hear my sister’s reaction in Houston when I tell her that I survive on my two wheeler bike for commute in Copenhagen. “How do you survive without a car?”  she often asks as I tell her … Continue reading

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Incubating Change makers

Recently I came across two news items that spurred me to write my thoughts about the state of the affairs captured in those two news. Whilst they don’t have any direct relation with each other as such, they represent the … Continue reading

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Sustainia – An Example to Emulate

Recently, I spent sometime following the initiatives and reports of  Sustainia, a Denmark based NGO that has been providing a vibrant and unique platform for promoting and supporting sustainable living in Denmark and beyond. Since coming across this organisation during … Continue reading

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Doing energy business smart way – Does Denmark have the answer?

I got hold of the recording of a panel discussion held during an International Conference on Energy at Denmark Technical University (DTU). The panel was chaired was Mr. Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building in Denmark. The … Continue reading

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