The Myth of Carbon Pricing

Many environmental scholars and activists have challenged the efficacy of Carbon pricing – the taken elixir of climate change. This blog explores the avenues to complement the efficacy through needed fundamental changes and policy interventions.

Sustainable Integration through World Interfaith Harmony

Interfaith relations in the last few hundred years have been marked by volatility and often devastating conflicts. This is because the nature of interfaith peace has been fundamentally misconstrued, and its capacity for alleviating human suffering has been woefully neglected. The genesis of cooperative interfaith relations lies in the realization that it is possible to… Read More

The Populist Upheaval

The political wave of events spread across the globe in 2016 is representative of a very distinct concept of political science that had become widely observed over the last century and intensified across the globe last year: Populism. During the first round of Austria’s election in April 2016, Nobert Hofer came close to becoming head… Read More

Peaceful Transition of Power: The Hallmark of American Democracy

A look back into the history of American election and peaceful power transition or the lack of it….

Stranded and Unprotected

The exposé depicts the gaps in international laws and regulations in protecting people displaced due to hostile environmental factors resulting from climate change. Climate refugees are people who are forced to leave their homes and communities because of the effects of climate change and global warming. Though natural climate change has happened numerous times over billions of years on… Read More

New Technologies in Power & Energy

The world’s primary energy supply is derived mainly from oil, coal and natural gas. To meet increasing energy demands and mitigating climate risks, it is important to look towards new technologies. These new sources will allow developing regions like South Asia to access cheaper and more economic sources of energy.

Detox for Digital Divide

While the internet wildfire continues to be the economic driver for the privileged and the rich, the marginality should be taken into the internet bracket to clone (and boost) the stable socioeconomic development. “Today, high-speed broadband is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.” – President Obama, January 14, 2015. Let’s pause and reflect on what… Read More

Greening Tourism

This is a short outlook on the linkages of SDG goals that address sustainable tourism and the way forward for this sector in Bangladesh Sustainable tourism may be defined as “Tourism that meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future” (UNWTO). The challenge is to find… Read More

Cyber heist at the Fed is a wake-up call for all

Last week on May 6 Lorenzo Tan, President of the Philippines’ Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) resigned in connection with the laundering of the funds when one of the biggest breaches of cyber security happened with funds of Bangladesh Central Bank siphoned off last February from the New York Federal Reserve. The news made headlines… Read More

South needs to COLD for cooperation to get warmer

The international conference on ‘South-South Cooperation (SSC)’, organized on March 10-11 by the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), one of the well respected Indian think tanks, took place at a time when the world is witnessing major paradigm shift in ‘global center of gravity from North to South’; also known as the… Read More