Experts: Mix of planting trees and building walls can protect from climate disasters

Experts: Mix of planting trees and building walls can protect from climate disasters

Climate resilient Koroch plantation to protect people in haor areas from impacts of climate changeCourtesy Long-term and large-scale plantation program is the key to reduce the rise of temperature, says one of the experts A mix of plantation of climate-resilient and fast-growing Koroch trees and the building of community-based protective concrete walls can be an […]

Improving Food Security Through Capacity Building

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Lilian Ndungu, Agriculture and Food Security Lead for SERVIR’s Eastern and Southern Africa hub, wears many hats. On any given day, she may go into the field in Kenya to collect data, consult with high-level government officials on the co-development of services that improve food security, or head into the office to work on advocacy, […]

Queen guitarist’s flooded London basement foretells a climate under pressure

Streets in Richmond, a neighborhood of London, in May, when the Thames River breached its banks. Reuters

When a torrential downpour on July 12 inundated London, dumping a month’s worth of rain in a single day, sewage backed up into May’s basement, soiling his carpets with a “stinking sludge” and wrecking photo albums, scrapbooks and other treasured mementos, he recounted on his Instagram account. “It’s disgusting, and actually quite heartbreaking,” May wrote, […]

Building healthcare resiliency during the Covid-19 pandemic

Building healthcare resiliency during the Covid-19 pandemic

Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:00 AM The Covid-19 pandemic will likely have lasting impacts on healthcare. Photo: Anisur Rahman “> The Covid-19 pandemic will likely have lasting impacts on healthcare. Photo: Anisur Rahman If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that the healthcare system and related organisations must build resiliency to withstand the […]

Building back a greener Bangladesh

The title of this article has been borrowed from an on-line discussion organised by the Policy Research Institute on June 20, 2021. I was a panelist at the event, which some current and former World Bank officials had participated in, together with most of the famous environmental experts of Bangladesh. With its physical and socio-economic […]

OP-ED: Building a Greener Bangladesh

With low per capita carbon footprint, Bangladesh should not be burdened with the need to manage its own carbon emission Overview and development context There is a populist perception in Bangladesh that since global warming and associated adverse effects of climate change are largely the result of bad development policies of industrial countries, these countries […]

Limit building local modern fishing vessels to foreign builders: AMIM

Limit building local modern fishing vessels to foreign builders: AMIM

by HARIZAH KAMEL  THE Association of Marine Industries of Malaysia (AMIM) appealed for the restriction of building Malaysian modern fishing vessels to foreign builders.  Its president Soo Jee Main said that industry players have been made to understand that foreign countries such as China and other European countries are ready to bring in their modern […]

Building climate resilient agriculture – Chinadaily.com.cn

Building climate resilient agriculture - Chinadaily.com.cn

There has been renewed interest and firm international commitment to address the devastating impacts of climate change. The virtual Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by US President Joe Biden last week captured the world’s attention with 40 global leaders participating and Chinese President Xi Jinping and others agreeing to take stronger collective action to address […]

OP-ED: Building Asia-Pacific’s sustainable ocean economy

Fishing boats docked in a port in Khura Buri on the Andaman Sea in Thailand, where overfishing has become an environmental problem Bigstock If fully implemented, December’s pledge could kickstart an unprecedented shift toward ocean management Unprecedented might be just the most used adjective of 2020, and too often for dire reasons.  Yet, the end […]