Bangladesh: On the frontline of a planet in peril

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The risks of future climate-related losses and damages are far too severe to simply function as a negotiation chip Bigstock Experts have long bemoaned the fact that the wealthier, industrialized countries are still reluctant to take responsibility for the depleting o-zone layer Nowhere is the climate crisis more pressing or more potentially catastrophic than Bangladesh, […]

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 […]

Climate summit chief says next UN report ‘starkest warning yet’

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Lake Mead is seen in the distance behind mostly dead plants in an area of dry, cracked earth that used to be underwater near Boulder Beach on June 12, 2021 AFP IAE warns all fossil fuel development and exploration must cease this year if the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius is […]

OP-ED: Who now doubts climate change?

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Extreme weather events are the planet warning us that time is very short While still in the middle of the Covid pandemic, the world faces the still greater threat of climate change. For years, scientists have been warning of this with increasing urgency. Yet a rise of one or two degrees centigrade did not sound so […]

UAE asserts strong climate action equals strong economic growth at UK talks

UAE asserts strong climate action equals strong economic growth at UK talks

ABU DHABI — Dr. Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE’s special envoy for climate change and minister of industry and advanced technology, met his counterparts in London for high-level talks ahead of November’s COP26 climate change summit in the UK. During the ministerial gathering, which included ministers from 40 countries, and in meetings with UK […]

Will G7 and COP26 herald a new era?

As the world strives to fast-forward the economy in an attempt to recover from the pandemic, climate change has rightly emerged as a major concern in all international forums. The International Energy Agency (IEA) warned in its “Net Zero By 2050” report released last month that our current reliance on fossil fuels must drop fast, […]

COP26 President-Designate Sharma due Wednesday to discuss climate issues

COP26 President-Designate Sharma due Wednesday to discuss climate issues

COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma arrives here on Wednesday morning to discuss shared priorities with Bangladesh which remains a “crucial” partner on the road to COP26. He will meet Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday and attend a joint briefing at 3pm, a senior official told UNB on Tuesday.  Read:BUILD Chairperson meets new FBCCI […]

COP26 chief Alok Sharma due in Dhaka next week

UK MP and COP26 president-designate Alok Sharma will be visiting Bangladesh next week. As part of his tour to Asia, Sharma will look to strengthen support for climate priorities ahead of the UN climate change summit in Glasgow this November. Apart from Bangladesh, he will also visit Vietnam and Indonesia, said a statement of the […]