As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate

As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate

The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes and tackling climate change with a blend of technology and money. They want to show that international cooperation is […]

Experts seek more allocation on health, environment in FY22 budget

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: June 10, 2021 20:19:38 More allocation is needed in the health and environment sectors in the proposed budget as the crisis is deepening in the health sector while Bangladesh is largely vulnerable to climate change, experts observed. They also said that the country needs to change its focus from a […]

Why mind a few stains if they save the environment

Climate change is affecting people’s lives all over the world. Our weather is becoming hotter day by day. This World Environment Day, washing powder brand Surf Excel has come forward to inspire the kids to do something positive for the environment, which started with initiatives like planting trees. On 5th June Saturday, the brand Unilever […]

Swiss to vote on whether to become first European nation to ban synthetic pesticides

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Globally, only Bhutan has a complete ban on synthetic pesticides, according to supporters aiming to outlaw the use of products made by agro-chemical giants such as Switzerland’s Syngenta and Germany’s Bayer and BASF. Supporters of the ban say the artificial products cause serious health problems and reduce biodiversity. Manufacturers say their pesticides are rigorously tested […]

Budget reflects no concern for environment

The proposed budget, placed before parliament just two days before World Environment Day, shows the government is hardly concerned about the country’s environmental degradation. In last year’s budget, the allocation for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change was Tk 1,246 crore. This year, the government reduced the amount by Tk 25 crore, and […]

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 […]

Govt targets planting 72.7 million saplings in 2021

Trees will be planted on 9,400 acres of land in coastal areas, 1,800km of strip gardens will be built, says the ministry The government plans to plant 72.7 million saplings by December 2021 to enhance the greenery of the country and tackle climate change.  Secretary of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Ziaul Hasan disclosed the […]

PM calls for massive tree plantation to save environment

PM calls for massive tree plantation to save environment

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged the people to go for massive plantation of trees to protect the country from the adverse impacts of climate change.  The prime minister was inaugurating the ‘National Tree Plantation Campaign-2021’ marking the World Environment Day. “We’ll have to protect the environment. This country is ours. If we want […]

Tk 1,221cr proposed for environment ministry

Tk 1,221cr proposed for environment ministry

Taka 1,221 crore has been proposed for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in in the fiscal 2021-22, which was Taka 1,246 crore in fiscal 2020-21. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed the budgetary allocation for the ministry while presenting the budget of fiscal 2021-22 at the House Thursday with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin […]