Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen visited Toronto and Waterloo this week as part of the multi-city Canadian debut of The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty — an exhibition featuring Prince Hussain’s captivating underwater photography with the goal of raising awareness of the critical need to preserve and protect our fragile marine ecosystems.
Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen arrived in Calgary earlier this week for the Canadian debut of The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty — an exhibition featuring photography by Prince Hussain, celebrating the beauty and vulnerability of the oceans.
Through the millennia of human existence, the Earth’s climate has shifted gradually from ice ages to warm periods due to natural cycles. So why are we so concerned about the changing climate now?
Last May, record temperatures provoked a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in northern Pakistan, sweeping away bridges and villages in the valley below the Shishper glacier. Higher up the mountains, the semi-nomadic Wakhi were leading their yaks to summer pastures. Their traditional lifestyle has been heavily impacted by climate change. Season 2, Episode 9 of Voices from the Roof of the World, entitled “Cry from the Mountains” explores GLOFs and their effects in northern Pakistan.
As part of their pledge to be climate champions, the Aga Khan Scouts and Guides in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, planted a micro-forest at Upanga Jamatkhana last month in collaboration with Ismaili CIVIC and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF).
The increased cost of energy and the use of fossil fuels are creating increasing financial and health impacts on households and businesses. This is due to the increasing demand for and the limited supply of energy sources, as well as the use of carbon-based fuels to generate energy. This can lead not only to an increase in prices of goods and services but also effects on mental and physical health.
In nature, the concept of waste does not exist. Ecological systems are designed with perfect circular processes where resources flow in a waste-free, sustainable loop. On the contrary, human-designed systems use linear processes where resources are extracted, processed, briefly used, and then discarded. How can we replicate the ideal circular systems found in nature?
Ahead of its 40th anniversary celebrations this year, the Aga Khan University (AKU) recently launched its inaugural President’s Challenge for Climate Solutions, offering young people a platform to engage in climate action.
Nairobi, Kenya this week played host to the fourth annual Kusi Ideas Festival, which brought together bold voices to discuss the climate crisis and its impact on Africa. The opening session included remarks by Prince Rahim on behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network.
We often hear about the negative impacts of plastic on the environment, and now research has shown its detrimental effect on human health. What does our dependence on plastic hold for the future, and how can we reduce our consumption?
Season 2 of Voices from the Roof of the World is now available to stream on The Ismaili TV. The series of 10 films documents the struggles and solutions of people living on the frontlines of the climate crisis.
World visionaries and change seekers came together for this year’s Paris Peace Forum to address the many crises currently facing humanity, such as climate change, health emergencies, food security, and violent conflicts.