Performance in SDG sectors: Pakistan lags behind its emerging market peers: IMF

Pakistan’s performance in critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sectors including education, water and sanitation lags that of its emerging market peers and achieving its SDGs by 2030 would require nine percent of the GDP in additional financing each year, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF in its latest report, “A Post-Pandemic Assessment of the Sustainable Development Goals” stated…

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14 ARE projects to start commercial operation by December

As many as 14 Alternative Renewable Energy (ARE) projects with accumulative capacity of 670 MW would start commercial operation by December. Official sources told APP here on Thursday that these projects included mostly wind and solar based power projects. Sharing the details, they said that 50 MW each Lakeside Energy Pvt Ltd (Jhampir), Artistic Wind Power Pvt Ltd, Liberty Wind…

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Climate change crisis: more talk than action

This is a dire warning that the economic recovery from the Covid crisis is currently anything but sustainable for our climate… Unless governments around the world move rapidly to start cutting emissions, we are likely to face an even worse situation in 2022.’ – Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA) The world saw widespread lockdowns in 2020 due…

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