Cut methane in climate fight

The European Union and the United States yesterday called on more nations to join a pledge to slash methane gas emissions and cut warming by at least 0.2 degrees Celsius by 2050. The initiative — unveiled by President Joe Biden on Friday — means countries would commit to a collective goal of reducing emissions of […]

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 […]

Biden asks world leaders to cut methane in climate fight

File photo: US President Joe Biden delivers remarks in honor of labor unions in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, September 8, 2021 Reuters UK Prime Minister Johnson pledges to be among the first signatories of the Global Methane Pledge US President Joe Biden urged world leaders on Friday to join […]

Over 139mn people hit by climate crisis, COVID-19, IFRC analysis reveals

Over 139mn people hit by climate crisis, COVID-19, IFRC analysis reveals

Climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new global analysis.  The analysis is published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, on the […]

Over 139m people hit by climate crisis, COVID-19 

Published: September 17, 2021 18:42:16 Climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, say a new global analysis. The analysis is published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red […]

UN says world likely to miss climate targets despite COVID pause in emissions

UN says world likely to miss climate targets despite COVID pause in emissions

The virus-related economic downturn caused only a temporary downturn in CO2 emissions last year and it was not enough to reverse the rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said. Reduction targets are not being met and there is a rising likelihood the world will miss its Paris Agreement […]

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 […]

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 […]