New Zealand to launch world-first climate change rules

New Zealand to launch world-first climate change rules

New Zealand is to become the world’s first country to bring in a law forcing its financial firms to report on the effects of climate change. The country wants to be carbon neutral by 2050 and says the financial sector needs to play its part. Banks, insurers and fund managers can do this by knowing […]

Bangladesh, US to work together to address challenges of climate change

Bangladesh, US to work together to address  challenges of climate change

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought US support for increasing global climate ambition and commitment to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement. He raised the issue during his meeting with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry held at State guesthouse Padma on Friday.  Dr Momen recalled United States’ crucial role to […]

Biden’s first budget fuels health, education spending in sharp change from Trump

US President Joe Biden asked Congress to sharply increase spending to combat climate change and gun violence and to support education in a budget that marks a sharp departure from his predecessor, Donald Trump. The $1.5 trillion budget, reflecting an 8% increase in base funding from the current year, would invest billions more in public […]

Climate change: Biden’s administration urged to take genuine leadership role

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The youth climate group welcomed Biden administration to rejoin to Paris Agreement and the decision to invite the Bangladesh prime minister to join the Leaders’ Summit on Climate later this month A group of young climate activists in Bangladesh have urged the US President Joe Biden’s administration to take the genuine leadership role in global […]

Are Floating Gardens a Sustainable Solution to Climate Change?

Are Floating Gardens a Sustainable Solution to Climate Change?

For nearly 400 years, farmers in the southern floodplains of Bangladesh have relied on floating gardens to grow vegetables. Using a method of cultivation called dhap, or known locally as baira, farmers build these soil-free gardens with water hyacinth, an invasive aquatic weed prevalent in parts of Bangladesh, and plant vegetable seedlings as well as […]

Climate change driving marine species poleward

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File photo: Corals and fish are seen off Koh Tao island, in the Gulf of Thailand on August 19, 2020 AFP A ‘Nature’ article estimated that the tropical fish stocks would decline 40% by mid-century due to global warming Warming waters have driven thousands of ocean species poleward from the equator, threatening marine ecosystems and […]

Climate change set to emerge as key point of US-Bangladesh relationship

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Experts call for greater US role in Myanmar Experts on international relations have depicted more consistent and deeper engagement between Dhaka and Washington under the Biden Administration, with cooperation in the global fight against climate change presenting the most obvious point of cooperation between the two countries. They hoped to see the US takes a […]

CCC mayor: Need innovative, effective measures to tackle climate change impact on urban poor

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Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor Md Rezaul Karim Chowdhury visiting the Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities (LIUPC) project in Chittagong on Thursday, April 1, 2021 Courtesy The LIUPC project targets 3,200 beneficiaries across 700 households in Chittagong Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor Md Rezaul Karim Chowdhury has said innovative and effective measures are required […]

Climate change has cost 7 years of ag productivity growth | Cornell Chronicle

Climate change has cost 7 years of ag productivity growth | Cornell Chronicle

Despite important agricultural advancements to feed the world in the last 60 years, a Cornell-led study shows that global farming productivity is 21% lower than it could have been without climate change. This is the equivalent of losing about seven years of farm productivity increases since the 1960s. The future potential impacts of climate change on global […]