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 […]

Mongolia keen to extend economic, cultural ties with Bangladesh

Govt working to remove barriers to export of agri-products: Razzaque

With its political continuity and well-thought-out developmental plans alongside economic sustainability, Bangladesh not only stands out in South Asia but also other developing countries, said Mongolian ambassador to Bangladesh G Ganbold. ‘I think these accomplishments of sustainable economic growth are internationally acknowledged,’ Ambassador Ganbold told UNB in an interview noting that there are many other […]

Vulnerable economies call on rich nations to avert global climate-Covid economic threat

Vulnerable economies call on rich nations to avert global climate-Covid economic threat

Vulnerable economies on Thursday called upon the rich nations to avert global climate-Covid economic threat. The 48 most vulnerable economies demand “2020-2024 delivery plan” for the missing $100 billion annual Paris Agreement climate assistance. Led by Bangladesh as chair of the V20, the world’s most climate vulnerable economies met virtually as heads of state and government, […]

‘Development Miracle’ Bangladesh welcomes everyone as economic partner

'Development Miracle' Bangladesh welcomes everyone as economic partner

The Bangladesh Embassy in Jordan organized a seminar and a cultural program Tuesday. Jordanian government officials, journalists and Jordanian dignitaries were present at the glittering event held at the Fair Mont Hotel in Amman. At the beginning of the program, Ambassador Nahida Sobhan welcomed the guests and gave a short speech. He said Bangabandhu Sheikh […]

Blue economy: Road to economic prosperity in Bangladesh

Blue economy: Road to economic prosperity in Bangladesh

The end of the longstanding maritime boundary dispute of Bangladesh with India and Myanmar has opened up immense potentialities for us regarding blue economy. Proper development in the maritime economic sector will give us the opportunity for swift economic expansion. Mainly, blue economy discusses a country’s development in her marine resource and its proper usage. […]

Measuring the economy: A fixation on economic growth

Muhammad Mahmood | Published: May 29, 2021 21:39:36 Since the end of the World War II, the concept of economic growth has become the barometer  of  economic success  as measured in a three letter acronym: GDP. When the concept of  Gross Domestic product (GDP) was developed in the US in the mid 1930s, the world […]

Ensure economic incentive for indigenous people: MJF

The government in its next budget must ensure a special economic incentive for indigenous people severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, demanded leaders of indigenous rights organisations yesterday at a webinar organised by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF). They also consider it essential to have a specific allocation for the indigenous community to make the development […]

Steps to curb infections slow economic activities: ICC-B

The lockdowns to control the infection of Covid-19 have devastated economies, as the economic activities of people paused to a great extent, according to the International Chamber of Commerce – Bangladesh (ICC-B). Analysts have identified the pandemic as a turning point in world history, with ramifications for everything from climate change to the global balance […]

The post-pandemic economic recovery: Cautious optimism

The post-pandemic economic recovery: Cautious optimism

Muhammad Mahmood | Published: April 10, 2021 20:45:34 The Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented in its global outbreak causing significant slowdown in economic activities and reductions in income and triggering unemployment. The pandemic has posed formidable challenges to policymakers as it has created truly a global shock never experienced before involving disruptions in both supply and […]

Environment minister: Climate change is a big challenge for economic growth

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Knowledge sharing workshop of the ICBAAR project at a hotel in Dhaka on Sunday, 28 March 2021 Courtesy The minister said Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has taken initiatives for green budget for all the ministries in Bangladesh The Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Md Shahab Uddin has pointed out that […]