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 […]

Finance is vital for the success of COP26

The United Kingdom—as the incoming President of the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November—held a ministerial meeting on March 31 to discuss the issue of raising adequate funds for enabling developing countries to tackle climate change. The COP26 […]

PM calls for unity in war against nature

PM calls for unity in war against nature

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon all to remain united in the war against nature to avert a possible loss for mankind. “In our war against nature, we’ll lose unless we unite,” she wrote in the renowned magazine Diplomat in its April 2021 issue. In the write up – ‘Forging Dhaka-Glasgow CVF-COP26 Solidarity’ – she […]

We need cash to adapt, Kenyan slum dwellers tell COP26 president

A boy walks in front of a graffiti promoting the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya, May 22, 2020. Reuters

Alok Sharma, president of the United Nations conference, was visiting a community-led project in Nairobi’s flood-prone Kibera settlement that provides easy-to-understand weather forecasts via SMS, WhatsApp and radio. “The climate has changed a lot. We experience heavy rains more and this brings flooding which damages houses, brings diseases to our children and causes deaths,” said […]

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 […]