Climate a top issue in Canada election, yet Greens in death spiral

This handout photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service shows a wildfire southwest of Deka Lake, which is estimated to be 200 hectares, British Columbia, on July 2, 2021 AFP Ten years after the Greens won their first seat in the national legislature, the party is polling at just 2-3% Concerns over climate change that gave […]

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 […]

Experts critical of poor utilization of huge climate budget

Experts critical of poor utilization of huge climate budget

File photo of around 18,600 families have become stranded after a total of 10 unions were freshly inundated in Faridpur due to the rising water levels of the Padma River Dhaka Tribune The government allocated Tk25,124.98 crore as climate budget this year The government is failing to spend the huge allocation in the climate budget […]

Out West, Biden points to wildfires to push for big rebuild

Out West, Biden points to wildfires to push for big rebuild

President Joe Biden on Monday used his first Western swing in office to hold out the wildfires burning across the region as an argument for his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plans, calling year-round fires and other extreme weather a climate change reality the nation can no longer ignore. “We can’t ignore the reality that these wildfires […]

US, EU pursuing global deal to slash planet-warming methane

US, EU pursuing global deal to slash planet-warming methane

Photo shows Calgren’s renewable fuel facility which cleans dairy methane into natural gas in Pixley, California, US, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Reuters United States and the EU will make a joint pledge to reduce human-caused methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 The United States and the European Union have agreed to aim to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Youths’ participation in global climate discussions demanded

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Young climate champions, activists from across different nations raise concerns over their limited or no access to various global decision-making platforms including COP26 Speakers at a webinar demanded effective participation of the young people in the climate discussions including COP 26 as climate change adversely impacts their life, livelihood, and health. ActionAid Bangladesh arranged the […]

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 […]

Dhaka seeks support to address climate change challenges

Dhaka seeks support to address climate change challenges

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought support in the form of climate financing, rehabilitation of climate migrants, and transfer of green technology to address the challenges of climate change.  He made the request when he met the Head of IMF and the Dutch Ministers in separate bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the […]