Shahab Uddin: PM Hasina now becomes world climate leader

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin on Wednesday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has now become a global climate leader as she has been playing a strong role for the people affected by climate change.  He said her remarkable work and strong voice in the global fight against climate change are being […]

Bangladesh to make harsher law to penalise poachers hunting endangered animals

Bangladesh to make harsher law to penalise poachers hunting endangered animals

But until recently, the country’s tiger population was going down the same path as some other notable species such as the one-horned rhinoceros, the ganteng, hog and swamp deer, marsh crocodile and wild buffalo — to extinction. The loss of wildlife can not only hinder local communities economically, but it can also have a profound […]

UN-Habitat calls for post COVID-19 cities to lead the way to a healthier future

UN-Habitat calls for post COVID-19 cities to lead the way to a healthier future

A new report on pandemics and cities from UN-Habitat, points the way to how hard-hit urban centres can reduce the impact of future outbreaks and become more equitable, healthy and environmentally friendly. ‘Cities and Pandemics: Towards a more just, green and healthy future’, launched on Tuesday, describes how urban areas have been at the forefront […]

Webinar emphasises effective govt-NGO collaboration

Webinar emphasises effective govt-NGO collaboration

Speakers at a webinar on Sunday underscored the needs for effective collaboration between the government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for the sake of sustainable development. They also said NGOs must be united to continue sustainable development of future Bangladesh and ensure timely and quality services for the grassroots. The observations came at a virtual discussion […]

Study: Sea bed dredging emits as much carbon as aviation

Study: Sea bed dredging emits as much carbon as aviation

File Photo: A man fishes in front of vessel transporting a ship used for dredging at a beach in Banda Aceh on October 14, 2019 AFP Authors of the study said that protecting specific areas where bottom trawling is prolific could save emissions and help support global fish stocks Sea bed bottom trawling produces as […]

The number that could shift climate action into overdrive

The number that could shift climate action into overdrive

The United States is updating a figure that experts say could help transform American climate action and reverberate around the world — the price it puts on future damages to society caused by carbon pollution today. That all-important number — the dollar value of the climate change harm attributable to a tonne of CO2 — […]

Will follow up discussion that FM Momen had in Washington: Miller

Will follow up discussion that FM Momen had in Washington: Miller

US Ambassador Earl Miller has expressed willingness to work closely with Bangladesh government to follow up the discussion that Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen had in Washington DC with his counterpart and other high dignitaries.  Both sides also expressed satisfaction about the upcoming launch of the US-Bangladesh Business Council this month.  Foreign Minister Dr […]

Wasting food just feeds climate change, new UN environment report warns

Wasting food just feeds climate change, new UN environment report warns

More than 930 million tonnes of food sold in 2019 landed in waste bins, according to new UN research, released on Thursday, in support of global efforts to halve food waste by 2030. Produced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and partner organization WRAP, the Food Waste Index Report 2021 reveals that between food wasted […]