Climate crisis
Pakistan flood aid pledges $10 billion in aid has been promised to Pakistan’s flood survivors but many questions remain

Pakistan received nearly $10 billion in funding pledges for post-flood recovery at a conference in Geneva this month, but 90% of this money will be in the form of loans, at a time when Pakistan is already facing a severe debt crisis and worsening socio-economic conditions

COP27 What did COP27 achieve? 

The 27th UN climate change conference ended in Egypt on November 20 with a major outcome – a Loss and Damage fund. However, the cover text does not contain any new commitments on emission cuts or the comprehensive phase down of all fossil fuels 

Progressives intensify protests as far-right leader Meloni assumes premiership in Italy

Progressive groups, trade unions, and leftist parties staged a mobilization in Bologna highlighting a number of issues, including the climate crisis, the cost of living crisis, persecution of workers, imperialist wars, rise in fascism, and unscientific development

Bangladesh floods In Bangladesh, concerns mount over mass displacement and climate change

Climate change is not only causing flooding and mass displacement in Bangladesh but also affecting food production. The country is the 7th most affected by extreme weather over the past two decades

Australian wildfires Australian wildfires raised global heat and broadened ozone hole, says study

The study published in Scientific Reports on August 25 says that the plumes of smoke from the Australian wildfires in 2019-2020 led to a 3 degrees Celsius temperature rise over Australia, along with a global rise of 0.7 degrees Celsius

A victory for the planet: Wild Coast communities prevail over Shell in oil and gas exploration case

A South African court has revoked an exploration right granted to Shell to conduct seismic surveys off the Wild Coast. The court sided with the affected communities who were not consulted prior to the project

Pakistan floods Millions affected, over 1,000 killed in Pakistan floods

Around 33 million people are severely affected in the worst flooding Pakistan has experienced in a decade, with over 1000 people dead and massive damage caused to infrastructure and livestock

Pakistan floods Floods continue to devastate lives in Pakistan, more deaths recorded in Balochistan

Following a prolonged heatwave that commenced in March this year, unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread damage to the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable sections of Pakistani society

Wildfire and heatwaves Extreme heat waves and wildfires point to worsening climate crisis

While the local or proximate causes of these extreme events may vary, their increased intensity and unpredictability is a product of climate change

Wildfires - Europe Protests swell as heat wave and wildfires rage across Europe

While the climate crisis wreaks havoc in the form of heatwaves, forest fires, floods and other extreme events, neoliberal governments continue to put profits before the people and climate

Desertification in Central Asia Desertification is rising in Central Asia: study

The study also found that mountain regions have also become hotter and wetter, which may cause the withdrawal of some major glaciers

#ToHellWithShell: Indigenous peoples in South Africa resist oil and gas exploration

Indigenous coastal communities and environmental organizations in South Africa argue that Shell did not consult affected communities, and did not obtain environmental authorization