Agri insurance: New hope for climate affected farmers

Agri insurance: New hope for climate affected farmers

Syed Shahriar Ahsan, managing director of Sadharan Bima Corporation, said, “The government has introduced agricultural insurance for farmers through us. At present Mithamin Haor in Rajshahi, Sirajganj, Noakhali and Kishoreganj has been launched on an experimental basis.”He said it was not just the job of Sadharan Bima Corporation, but that the coordination of the agriculture […]

Kerry urges oil industry to speed up transition to fight climate change

John Kerry, US President-elect Joe Biden

Speaking alongside oil executives making the case for the continued production of oil and gas at the virtually-held CERAWeek conference, Kerry called for the United States to accelerate the development of hydrogen, carbon capture and other technologies that can reduce emissions. “I think that the fossil fuel industry clearly could do a lot more to […]

CO2 pollution bounces back, climate goals at risk

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White smoke rises from the blast furnace Schwelgern at the plant of the German industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp in Duisburg, western Germany, on February 4, 2021. – ThyssenKrupp will broadcast the annual general meeting live via internet streaming with presentations by CEO Martina Merz on February 5, 2021 AFP Energy-related emissions were 2% higher in December […]

Climate change in Bangladesh to ‘impact int’l security’: Muniruzzaman

Climate change in Bangladesh to ‘impact int’l security’: Muniruzzaman

President of Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security (BIPSS) Maj Gen (retd) ANM Muniruzzaman on Sunday talked about the risks Bangladesh faces as a frontline state in the face of “climate change-induced insecurity”, noting that this will become a regional security issue impacting international security. “This won’t just be a concern of our national security […]

UN: Latest climate pledges very far from Paris goals

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File photo: The Collins Glacier is seen in the Fildes Bay, on King George island, Antarctica on February 2, 2019 Reuters Many leading polluters — including China, the US and Japan — either missed the NDC deadline or failed to build upon existing pledges, according to Climate Action Tracker Renewed promises to slash greenhouse gas […]

Locally led adaptation to climate change comes of age

Locally led adaptation to climate change comes of age

The results of the Gobeshona conference were beyond expectations Two years ago the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) was set up by a group of governments led by the Netherlands and the leaders of 22 other convening countries including Bangladesh with the former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban ki-Moon as its Chair along with […]

Show us the plan: Investors push companies to come clean on climate

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a climate strike protest during the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2020. REUTERS

Those votes are likely to win more support than in previous years from large asset managers seeking clarity on how executives plan to adapt and prosper in a low-carbon world, according to Reuters interviews with more than a dozen activist investors and fund managers. In the United States, shareholders have filed 79 climate-related resolutions so […]

BD taken nature-based solutions for climate resilient development

Says Environment Minister Saleh Ahmed Hossain: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Shahb Uddin said Bangladesh has made commendable efforts to streamline regulatory and institutional settings in realizing the aspiration of environment-friendly development by creating required policies and regulatory frameworks. Bangladesh, an innocent victim of climate change, earnestly strives to shift its vulnerability […]

Kerry invites Bangladesh to join US climate conference

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File photo: US special Presidential envoy for climate John Kerry (L) and Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen (R) UNB Stakeholder nations, such as Bangladesh, need to join developed nations’ climate conferences and bring up their concerns, says John Kerry Special US Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has acknowledged the threat of the climate […]

World Bank, IMF to consider climate change in debt reduction talks

The International Monetary Fund logo is seen during the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington, US, April 21, 2017. Reuters

Three countries – Ethiopia, Chad and Zambia – have already initiated negotiations with creditors under a new Common Framework supported by the Group of 20 major economies, a process that may lead to debt reductions in some cases. Malpass said he expected additional countries to request restructuring of their debts, but declined to give any […]