Department of Environment director general dies of Covid-19


Rafique Ahammed, who held the rank of additional secretary, joined the Department of Environment as the director general on May 22, 2019 Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, director general of Department of Environment (DoE), has died of Covid-19.  He breathed his last at 4:14am on Saturday while undergoing treatment at the Central Police Hospital in Dhaka’s […]

Climate change: Biden’s administration urged to take genuine leadership role


The youth climate group welcomed Biden administration to rejoin to Paris Agreement and the decision to invite the Bangladesh prime minister to join the Leaders’ Summit on Climate later this month A group of young climate activists in Bangladesh have urged the US President Joe Biden’s administration to take the genuine leadership role in global […]

Jatka fishermen mend ways, now guard fish population


Jatka fishermen are now community fish guards protecting illish population in 15 upazilas courtesy A total of 330 selected fishermen from 15 upazilas of 6 coastal districts are working to save Jatka Ilish Fishermen who previously caught ilish fry, called Jatka in Bangla, have renounced their previous ways and are trying to motivate others to […]

Climate change set to emerge as key point of US-Bangladesh relationship


Experts call for greater US role in Myanmar Experts on international relations have depicted more consistent and deeper engagement between Dhaka and Washington under the Biden Administration, with cooperation in the global fight against climate change presenting the most obvious point of cooperation between the two countries. They hoped to see the US takes a […]

Bangladesh Climate Dialogue 2021: Changing the future together


The webinar is a part of a larger project titled “Solve Climate By 2030,” where universities in 50 different countries will organize and attend over 100 webinars to talk about the different aspects of climate change and ways to combat it A global webinar “Solve Climate By 2030” on how to address the rising challenges […]

Tourism suspended in Sundarbans till Apr 15


Cox’s Bazar has also been closed for tourists until April 14 The Forest Department has banned tourists from entering the Sundarbans till April 15 to tackle the second wave of Covid-19. However, beekeepers and fishermen will be exempt from the ban. Forest Conservator of Khulna Zone Moinuddin Khan confirmed this news to UNB. He said […]

CCC mayor: Need innovative, effective measures to tackle climate change impact on urban poor


Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor Md Rezaul Karim Chowdhury visiting the Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities (LIUPC) project in Chittagong on Thursday, April 1, 2021 Courtesy The LIUPC project targets 3,200 beneficiaries across 700 households in Chittagong Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor Md Rezaul Karim Chowdhury has said innovative and effective measures are required […]

USAID hosts workshop on health reporters’ skill in Chittagong


USAID will complete similar workshops, both online and in-person, in eight divisions across the country United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday organized the second workshop on enhancing the quality of development for Bangladeshi journalists.   This training was provided to the journalists working in the health and nutrition-related areas in Chittagong division. […]

D-8 Summit on April 8; focus on trade, investment, Rohingya crisis


File photo of The 18th meeting of the D-8 Council of Ministers took place on 3rd November, 2018 in Antalya, Turkey Collected Host Dhaka to assume chairmanship of D-8 for 2 years, says foreign minister Bangladesh will host the 10th D-8 (Developing-8) Summit on April 8 virtually in the context of Covid-19 new normal scenario […]

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


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 […]