The Aga Khan Development Network’s agencies have committed to be net-zero carbon by 2030. But what exactly does this mean, and why is it important?
The IFC EDGE Advanced Certification was awarded to the Aga Hall Estate, an upcoming residential high-rise development project, centrally located on the historic site of the family residence of Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah in Mumbai, India.
The Ismaili is pleased to present Voices from the Roof of the World, a ten-episode TV series aiming to amplify the voices of those who bear the greatest burden of climate change.
This week, at the opening events of COP26, the sense of urgency is palpable. Over the coming days, The Ismaili will share environmental content to coincide with the climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, where world leaders, campaigners, and NGOs have gathered to discuss the most pressing issue of our time.
This month, the Earthshot Prize was awarded to five winners for their ground-breaking solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet. The award, considered to be the most prestigious global environment prize in history, was launched last year by Prince William with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) as a Founding Partner.
Agriculture is one of the world's largest industries. For years it has been pivotal in alleviating poverty, improving incomes, and providing food security for the marginalised in society. With the world’s population multiplying, the demand for agricultural commodities has risen tremendously in the past few decades.
In a recent poem by Jordan Sanchez, Reimagine, Recreate, Restore, she reminds us, “We are a fraction of a second in Earth’s lifetime, yet she is our only lifeline.” In an effort to align with this thinking, Ismaili youth, governmental and civil society institutions, and AKDN agencies in Pakistan are working hand-in-hand to reimagine our lifestyles, recreate our approaches, and restore our ecosystems.
Mawlana Hazar Imam has often spoken of the importance of caring for the environment. In Ottawa in 2013, he said, “Our faith constantly reminds us to observe and be thankful for the beauty of the world and the universe around us, and our responsibility and obligation, as good stewards of God’s creation, to leave the world in a better condition than we found it.” Young people today are shouldering this responsibility, and raising awareness of environmental issues, including through the medium of film.
As the impact of climate change intensifies over time, it is the young people of today who will face the worst consequences. To address this urgent issue, the Aga Khan Academies recently held its inaugural Climate and Environment Conference, featuring students from across the Academies network, along with alumni and prominent guests.
Making Paradise: Exploring the Concept of Eden through Art and Islamic Garden Design is the latest exhibition at the Aga Khan Centre Gallery in London, UK. In this interview, its curator Esen Salma Kaya gives an insight into the multi-sensory show, the diverse artists involved, and planning it “from the heart.”
To coincide with World Environment Day, The Ismaili is pleased to present two short films produced by Prince Hussain, demonstrating the natural beauty of the oceans and the delicate ecosystems they support.
A group of Ismaili students from Afghanistan and Tajikistan made the most of a difficult situation when they were unable to return home from the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the abundance of spare time they were suddenly given, the students planned and implemented an organic farm on the school grounds.