Environmental protection: Time to take a stand 

Radowa Alam. Illustration: TBS

Due to infrequent application of the laws and inconsistent implementation of financial penalties upon brick kilns, tanneries, factories, construction companies and so on, pollution continues 07 September, 2021, 03:35 pm Last modified: 07 September, 2021, 03:43 pm Radowa Alam. Illustration: TBS “> Radowa Alam. Illustration: TBS In a hot summer in Dhaka, we long for […]

Space tourism boom deepens environmental concerns

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SpaceX’s first super heavy-lift Starship SN8 rocket explodes during a return-landing attempt after it launched from their facility on a test flight in Boca Chica, Texas US December 9, 2020. REUTERS Some scientists fear longer term harm may occur as the industry is poised for major growth, particularly impacts to the ozone layer in the […]

Managing environmental resources for green growth in Bangladesh

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The current pattern of global economic development is unsustainable. It is based on the extraction of natural resources and use of a carbon-intensive production and consumption system to produce goods and services for the economy. Indeed, the global development path has been based on the philosophy of accelerating growth by way of burning fossil fuels. […]

8. Bayer

8. Bayer

BayerRating: +27Notable ESG scores:Human Rights & Community Relations (+17),Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion (+4)Supply Chain Management (+4)Product Quality & Safety (-5)Affordability (-2) The food and nutrition side of Bayer’s business distinguishes the company from its pharma rivals, and its ESG efforts and successes reflect that. Bayer’s sustainability mission “Health for All, Hunger for None” encompasses its pharma and over-the-counter […]

Govt working for more afforestation, environmental development: PM

Govt working for more afforestation, environmental development: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the government is working for more afforestaion to make the country greener and ensure environmental development. “We are carrying out a social forestry campaign alongside the work of gardening and tree plantation at people’s homes across the country,” she said. The Premier made this remark while inaugurating the […]

ACTIONISTS highlights the corporate environmental responsibilities

With a view to promoting environmental consciousness to restore ecosystem, ACTIONISTS arranged a webinar on 12 June, 2021. The topic of the webinar was “Implementing Corporate Environmental Accountability in Bangladesh: Challenges and Way Forward”.  Ahmed Shamim Al Razi, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of Bangladesh precisely identified that the countries […]

Payment for environmental clearance certificate to come under automation

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: June 07, 2021 19:22:26 The environment ministry has decided to introduce an online payment method in order to deliver services quickly, including providing the environmental clearance certificate to service seekers.  The new electronic treasury invoicing system of payment titled ‘Online Payment in ECC (Electronic Cheque Clearing)’ will work through automation […]

Budget ignoring environmental concerns? | The Daily Star

It’s quite disheartening to know that in the national budget for fiscal year 2021-22, only Tk 1,221 crore has been allocated for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, according to a DS report published yesterday. This includes allocation for climate protection which is Tk 379.21 crore. Both of these allocations are less than […]

Local farmer honored as environmental steward

Local farmer honored as environmental steward

Alocal farmer is being recognized for her work connecting Hoosiers to the natural areas in the region and building a network of young farmers. Liz Brownlee, executive director of Oak Heritage Conservancy, has been named a 2021 Hoosier Resilience Hero by the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University for her commitment to the environment. “I […]