Green bond policy a timely step

ASJADUL KIBRIA  | Published: October 01, 2022 22:45:17 For financing climate-and environment-friendly sustainable-development projects, green bond is a popular tool across the world. Introduced by the European Investment Bank in 2007 and followed by the Word Bank in 2008, the green bond now boasts a market size of US$1.60 trillion. Green bond is similar to […]

Tapping the full potential

Small holding tea farmers in northern region Asif Mahmud | Published: September 30, 2022 23:30:25 The small-scale tea industry in Bangladesh is emerging with great potential. Tea plantations had a significant impact on the country’s socioeconomic profile since the British period. Since the mid-1990s, a large number of local small and medium-level peasants have been […]

Major oil cos never reported massive greenhouse gas emissions

Published: September 30, 2022 20:37:02 | Updated: October 01, 2022 08:19:48 Major oil companies are not declaring a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, a BBC News investigation has revealed. The BBC found millions of tonnes of undeclared emissions from gas flaring at oil fields where BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell work. Flaring of […]

Hybrid paddy’s production fall

Published: September 28, 2022 23:18:04 That high yielding varieties (HYV) hybrid paddy has replaced traditional paddies is not for nothing. Policymakers and farmers had to opt for a compromise on quality of rice in the interest of higher yield. This has, however, been the global pattern. Adequate production of hybrid varieties got priority to cultivation […]

Post-Covid, post-war, post-LDC challenges

KHAWAZA MAIN UDDIN  | Published: September 27, 2022 22:57:29 Repetition of even serious issues such as climate change in the global media not just sensitises public opinion, the popular appeal of it is also diminished as a consequence. In a disastrous scenario of excessive global warming and talks of reparations from the carbon emitters, the […]

Major-country diplomacy benefits the world-at-large

Major-country diplomacy benefits the world-at-large

FE ONLINE DESK | Published: September 26, 2022 13:10:05 | Updated: September 26, 2022 13:14:58 Poland is a major European agricultural producer, which exports large amounts of dairy products annually and China is one of its fastest-growing markets. The China Railway Express (CRE) trains, which reduce transportation time from Poland to China from 40 days […]

Bangladesh to ask for restoring GSP

Sixth TICFA meet likely in early December Sixth TICFA meet likely in early December REZAUL KARIM | Published: September 25, 2022 08:59:39 | Updated: September 25, 2022 17:55:20 Bangladesh would request the USA to restore the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for widening the market access of its products to the single largest export destination, […]

How climate change is fuelling hurricanes

Published: September 24, 2022 20:26:52 After a quiet start to the season, Hurricane Fiona slammed into Puerto Rico and then battered the Dominican Republic, leaving more than 1.0 million people without running water or power. By Saturday the storm had hit Canada’s east coast, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, […]

Europe’s vegetable farmers warn of shortages as energy crisis bites

Published: September 23, 2022 17:35:38 Emmanuel Lefebvre produces thousands of tonnes of endives on his farm in northern France annually, but this year he may abandon his crop because of the crippling energy costs required to freeze the harvested bulbs. Across northern and western Europe, vegetable producers are contemplating halting their activities because of the […]