Experts: Agriculture sector worst affected by climate change

Experts: Agriculture sector worst affected by climate change

Bangladesh is one the most climate vulnerable countries in the world, and its agriculture sector has keenly felt the adverse effects of climate change, experts have said. They were speaking at the inauguration of the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB) Climate Centre in Sreepur, Gazipur, on Saturday. Dhaka Tribune “Due to climate change, […]

No more excuses for Loss and Damage

“Loss and Damage” is the current injustice of our generation. The negative impacts of climate change are being felt to an extent that has never been recorded in human history, especially by young women and girls. But I am proud to be a part of the generation that doesn’t want to blame the past generation […]

Women empowerment in Climate Change

“If a tree is saved even at the cost of one’s head, it’s worth it” — these were the words of Amrita Devi Bishnoi, the woman who sacrificed her life in the name of conservation. Her devotion greatly inspired the Chipko Andolan in the 1970s and, to this day, motivates women from different communities to […]

The future will not wait

As citizens of one of the most climate vulnerable nations in the world, what Bangladeshis have to say about the current state of affairs in the fight against climate change matters. To that end, the recent news of young Bangladeshi voices demanding developing nations finally implement long-delayed measures to not only lower their global carbon […]

Monitoring on climate change, gender equality policies and plans stressed

Monitoring on climate change, gender equality policies and plans stressed

Different group of people have various type of vulnerabilities if we could have proper understanding on their needs and requirement, then the development programs could be much more contextual,” Mozaharul Alam, Regional Coordinator-Climate Change Programme, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Mr. Raquibul Amin, Country Representative, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Md Iqbal […]

PM Hasina denounces tragedy of rich nations on climate

A country of fertile, densely populated deltas, low-lying Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable nations in the world to climate change.  But the urgency of the situation is not being matched by actions of countries responsible for emissions, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said. “They don’t act. They can talk but they don’t act,” she told […]

Why climate-change ‘loss and damage’ will be a hot topic at COP27

Why climate-change 'loss and damage' will be a hot topic at COP27

At the UN General Assembly in September, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) – countries among the most vulnerable to sea-level rise and other climate impacts – pushed hard for progress at COP27. “Having talk shops on this until 2024, by way of the Glasgow Dialogue, does not serve our people who are experiencing […]

“Put People Over Profit”: Bangladeshi youths join Global Climate Strike | UNB

“Put People Over Profit”: Bangladeshi youths join Global Climate Strike | UNB

Global Climate Strike 2022 was observed in Bangladesh with hundreds of young people turning out in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka today. ActionAid Bangladesh, with 72 countries, organized the Climate Strike in collaboration with Fridays for Future and youth groups. The goal of the climate strike is to urge all nations to act […]

HSBC fund arm toughens thermal coal policy to curb climate change

HSBC fund arm toughens thermal coal policy to curb climate change

HSBC said it will have engaged with all listed companies in its actively managed portfolios with more than 10% of revenues from thermal coal by next year. By the end of 2030, the group’s active portfolios would hold no listed securities of companies reliant on coal for more than 2.5% of revenues in the European […]

Make polluters pay for loss and damage from climate change

Make polluters pay for loss and damage from climate change

Almost three-fourths of the Sylhet region in northeast Bangladesh was inundated earlier this year due to the heaviest rainfall the region has seen in over 60 years, marooning millions and uprooting thousands. FILE PHOTO: SHEIKH NASIR “> Almost three-fourths of the Sylhet region in northeast Bangladesh was inundated earlier this year due to the heaviest […]