Laws there, but not commitment

The government needs to show its commitment in conserving the country’s environment and restoring its ecosystem, speakers said at an online discussion yesterday. Though there is a sufficient number of relevant laws, policies, and rules regarding environment conservation, they need to be enforced effectively, the speakers said. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s […]

Political commitment needed to protect environment: Fakhrul

Political commitment needed to protect environment: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said the commitment of political leaders is now vital to protect the environment and biodiversity. “Earth is fast approaching destruction as developed countries have achieved industrial development in their own interest. Global warming caused by excessive carbon emission is destroying the ecosystems and the ecological balance […]

Opinion: Agriculture’s commitment to Earth Day

Opinion: Agriculture’s commitment to Earth Day

As we observe Earth Day 2021 and look forward to a time in the not-so-distant future when we start to come together again after a very long year-plus apart, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for everything that farmers and ranchers have done during this stressful period to further the causes of […]

John Kerry in Dhaka to convey Biden’s commitment to environment

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US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry is welcomed with a flower bouquet after landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Friday, April 9, 2021 Collected from Twitter In Dhaka, Kerry will meet representatives of the government of Bangladesh and key development and international partners John Kerry, the US special presidential envoy […]

Commitment to post-pandemic ‘green’ recovery falling short

Commitment to post-pandemic ‘green’ recovery falling short

The world is at a critical moment to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Wednesday, during a virtual discussion with European Parliament Vice-President Heidi Hautala.  Multilateral engagement is key to responding to the pandemic and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the deputy chief highlighted the importance of the UN’s strategic partnership with the […]

UN Chief calls for greater commitment to avert climate catastrophe

UN Chief calls for greater commitment to avert climate catastrophe

Noting that the 2021 a ‘crucial year’ for climate change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres  said the world is far from achieving agreed goals to reduce global warming in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and stressed the need for securing greater commitment to averting climate catastrophe. António Guterres was speaking to Member States […]