Germany will increase support to Bangladesh in tackling climate change: envoy

German Ambassador in Dhaka Achim Troster  today said Germany will increase its cooperation in tackling the impacts of  climate change and in the ongoing development programmes in Bangladesh.   Referring to Bangladesh as a very close ally of Germany, the German envoy  said this cooperation would be provided on the basis of mutual talks and  […]

Govt to provide houses for all climate change affected people: Environment minister

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Md Shahab Uddin, today said that the government is sincerely working to accommodate all the people affected by climate change by providing the required number of houses for them. “The present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is sincerely working to address various risks related to […]

Bangladesh, UK issue collective call for ‘ambitious action’ against climate change

Bangladesh, UK issue collective call for ‘ambitious action’ against climate change

Bangladesh and the United Kingdom (UK) have reiterated the urgent need for all countries to take ambitious action to combat climate change.  The UK as President-Designate of COP26, and Bangladesh, as Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, pledged to use their leadership roles to raise global ambition on climate action, according to a communique issued […]

Climate change could move 200 million people by 2050: report

Climate change could move 200 million people by 2050: report

Climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next three decades and create migration hotspots unless urgent action is taken to cut global emissions and bridge the development gap, a World Bank report has found. The second part of the Groundswell report published Monday examines how the impacts […]

Why businesses must lead the war on climate change

Why businesses must lead the war on climate change

Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:00 AM We have only one Earth, and to save it we need to take timely action against climate change. Illustration: Biplob Chakroborty “> We have only one Earth, and to save it we need to take timely action against climate change. Illustration: Biplob Chakroborty Technically, on Saturday, the US War […]

OP-ED: How will we meet the 2030 UN SDGs and stop climate change?

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The deadline is fast approaching, but new questions have arisen in this time of pandemic The critical United Nations climate change Conference of Parties (COP26) is taking place in November in Glasgow, UK. Progress towards the Paris Agreement will be reviewed and new commitments will need to be made to restrict global warming to the […]

She’s green. She’s young. And she wants to change Germany.

She’s green. She’s young. And she wants to change Germany.

Annalena Baerbock, the Green Party candidate for chancellor, is asking Germans to do just that. To imagine a country powered entirely by renewable energy. To imagine a relatively unknown and untested 40-year-old as their next chancellor. To imagine her party, which has never before run Germany, leading the government after next month’s election. “This election […]

Biden warns of climate change ‘code red’ in visit to storm damage

Biden warns of climate change 'code red' in visit to storm damage

President Joe Biden said Tuesday the world faces a “code red” on climate change danger as he visited damage from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in New York and New Jersey. “We’ve got to listen to the scientists and the economists and the national security experts. They all tell us this is code red,” Biden […]

ED: Rich countries are the biggest culprits in climate change — they need to pay up

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This includes actually meeting the $100 billion in climate financing that was agreed upon Among the major ramifications of climate change are the millions who are displaced and forced to become migrants, with the number only increasing year on year. What has been particularly distressing is that most climate migrants hail from countries that have […]