Climate Displacement policy paper

A paper I worked on with the Liberal International Climate Justice Committee constituting of liberal politicians from around the world Christian Ottosson (Sweden), Susanna Rivero Baughman (Spain), Imad Ahmed (UK), David Zimmer (Canada), Imran Khan (Bangladesh), Daniela Morales (Belgium). September 2021 | Download the PDF Executive summary Millions of people already … Continue reading Climate Displacement policy paper

India-Pakistan hostilities brief

Issues at play: Kashmir is disputed territory controlled by India, Pakistan and China India and Pakistan are nuclear powers that formally engaged in military operations against one another in late February Kashmir’s glaciers are an important source of water for all of Pakistan, for eastern India and for southern China Pakistan is run by the military, even though it is ostensibly recognised as a democracy. India is run by the ultra-right Hindu nationalist BJP party. Both entities’ raison d’etre is defined by hostility towards one another Kashmiris are oppressed by the Indian state. The Office of the UN High Commissioner … Continue reading India-Pakistan hostilities brief

Seismic costs

Dawn | October 7, 2018 Imaduddin Ahmed WHEN considering investment in an infrastructure project, responsible investors or donors would ask: what is the need? What are the financial, social and environmental costs? What are the risks and the unknowns? Is the project likely to yield higher costs than benefits? Is the project the best option to address the need? Pakistan’s judiciary and government have called upon Pakistanis to invest in the Diamer-Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund, and yet they have insufficiently addressed these questions. The Supreme Court’s online app­eal is not accompanied by a feasibility study. From the outside looking … Continue reading Seismic costs