Validation workshop held on updated Climate Change Gender Action Plan

A validation workshop was held on the updated Climate Change Gender Action Plan (CcGAP) on Thursday at Six Seasons Hotel to share the updated CcGAP 2022 with a wide range of officials and practitioners in climate change and gender. UN Women in partnership with Bangladesh Climate Change Trust (BCCT) under the leadership of the Ministry […]

Act on Climate Change to be submitted to Parliament

An Act on Climate Change is to be submitted to Parliament, President’s Senior Adviser on Climate Change Ruwan Wijewardene said. Meanwhile, Great Britain has expressed its willingness to provide the necessary technical and practical support to Sri Lanka to implement the “Climate Prosperity Plan”. The Deputy High Commissioner of Great Britain to Sri Lanka, Lisa […]

What Bangladesh must do now as a global climate leader

What Bangladesh must do now as a global climate leader

December 7, 2022 DHAKA – The recent agreement by all countries to establish a new fund for loss and damage from human-induced climate change at COP27 was a simple recognition of an unfortunate reality that has existed for a long time. The reality is that the impacts that are now scientifically attributable to global temperature […]

UN climate talks on shipping: Short-term action urgently needed

Civil society groups have called for an urgent adoption of short-term emission reduction targets for global shipping at the UN, ahead of crucial talks in December.  Getting shipping on track to avoid exceeding the 1.5°C climate-heating limit requires cutting the industry’s emissions by half by 2030 and reaching zero by 2040. The latest round of […]

Climate, social pressures pincer Bangladeshi shrimp farmers

Climate, social pressures pincer Bangladeshi shrimp farmers

Farmer Azizul Islam suffered his first stroke after a 2019 cyclone washed away shrimp worth Tk2.5 lakh ($2,450) from his ponds on the southern Bangladesh coast. The stress damaged his health, said the 34-year-old, who works on the vast stretches of low-lying land, known as ghers, used for aquaculture and rice paddies in Satkhira district. “Then I […]

Climate and social pressures pincer Bangladeshi shrimp farmers

Climate and social pressures pincer Bangladeshi shrimp farmers

CATCHING CRABS Farmers, meanwhile, have been testing ways of adapting to shifting weather patterns and rising salinity – with mixed results. Some are trying to boost yields using new shrimp varieties, while others are branching out into crab-fattening. Bangladesh has mostly focused on producing giant tiger shrimp up to now, but output has stagnated amid […]

‘With enough foreign funding, Bangladesh can do more to face climate risks’

'With enough foreign funding, Bangladesh can do more to face climate risks'

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin has said Bangladesh is working to cut down on climate risks not only with foreign aid but also with its funding. “About Tk3,852 crore has been allocated from the Bangladesh Climate Change Trust Fund set up in 2009 up to the financial year 2020-21. With the […]

Climate shocks have the potential to disrupt food system: Matia Chowdhury

Climate shocks have the potential to disrupt food system: Matia Chowdhury

Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Agriculture Matia Chowdhury said on Saturday that climate shocks have the potential to affect the food system, increase inequality and jeopardise people’s access to food. Matia said this while speaking as chief guest at a regional dialogue held by The South Asian Policy Leadership for Improved […]

A look back at Alan Alda and the Alaska messengers on climate change

Alan Alda, the actor and host of PBS television’s “Scientific American Frontiers,” recently traveled to Alaska on a mission to interview scientists about the changing North. Alda and the show’s crew gathered footage and scientist’s opinions for “Hot Times in Alaska,” a program scheduled to air on PBS in 2004. Along the way, they asked […]