Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

John Kerry, the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, is scheduled to arrive here on Friday on a brief visit during which Bangladesh will convey its priority issues on the climate front. Kerry, now in India on a four-day visit, will hand over the US President’s invitation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in person […]

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 […]

Bangladesh Climate Dialogue 2021: Changing the future together

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The webinar is a part of a larger project titled “Solve Climate By 2030,” where universities in 50 different countries will organize and attend over 100 webinars to talk about the different aspects of climate change and ways to combat it A global webinar “Solve Climate By 2030” on how to address the rising challenges […]

PM Hasina stresses unlocking carbon markets to ensure climate justice

PM Hasina stresses unlocking carbon markets to ensure climate justice

A rude awakening finally forced the world to heed to my warning that the climate crisis is indeed an emergency, she also said. Mentioning that any recovery had to be green, nature-based and resilient, the prime minister said therefore, my first act as CVF president was to declare climate change a “planetary emergency” and call […]

PM stresses unlocking carbon markets to ensure climate justice

PM stresses unlocking carbon markets to ensure climate justice

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the need for unlocking the carbon markets to ensure climate justice alongside finding solution to the losses and damages caused by natural calamities. She came up with the importance in her article headlined “Forging Dhaka- Glasgow CVF-COP26 Solidarity” written in famous Diplomat magazine. The magazine in its April, 2021 […]

World Bank confirms key elements of new climate action plan

The World Bank on Friday announced a new Climate Change Action Plan aimed at helping developing countries achieve measurable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and pledging to mobilize large-scale resources to aid the transition out of coal. World Bank President David Malpass said key elements of the plan had been presented to the bank’s board […]