Think-tanks sign MoU for policy research on SDGs

STAFF REPORT ISB: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and Sustainable Development Centre (SDC) for collaboration in research, publications, training and policy seminars vis-a-vis development studies, especially the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implications for Pakistan.

According to the press release, the signing ceremony took place in the first meeting of the ad-hoc committee of the newly formed Pakistan

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Think before you eat and help save our environment

By Naseem SheikhTHE WORLD Environment Day Theme of the year 2013 is "Think. Eat. Save….Think before you eat and help save our environment". It is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages us to reduce our food print.According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted.  The problem is especially acute in rich countries, where around 222 million tons of food is wasted each year. This is equivalent to the same

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Blink and think

By Badar MinhasRECENT RESEARCHES, published in international magazines of repute in US and France, have found that more than 100 trillion bacteria around us are useful for health and if not taken the in-body bacteria may turn hostile and harm us. Wow. "More than 100 trillions". That is way too large a number, isn’t it?Think for a while about bottled water, aggressively cooked food, ultra hygienic environment around us in the modern cities of the world, packed milk, clean food packages

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