The “Green Life Value” as a new way to put a price on nature

  In our modern world  the financialization of nature is already done whether we like it or not. For instance the price of a tree is determined by its timber. Only a quarter of the actual use of a tree is through its timber though. Therefore in establishing the economics of nature we need to … Continue reading

Environment: Make way for Generation E

[This feature article was written for Dawn Newspaper] The debate on climate change — the actions we should or should not take — has long been undermined by political and financial resources. The burgeoning increase in population, escalating consumerism and rising industrialisation have moreover, added further obstacles. But for every cynic and sceptic who believes … Continue reading

Children and the effects of climate change in Pakistan

[This essay was written for the UNICEF Adolescent voices and was part of The State of the World’s Children 2011 Report] Adolescents in Pakistan – where we account for 40.5 million out of a population of over 176 million people – are keenly aware that we are inheriting a planet suffering from climate change. Like other developing countries that will … Continue reading

My speech at the United Nations General Assembly