Bangladesh: On the frontline of a planet in peril

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The risks of future climate-related losses and damages are far too severe to simply function as a negotiation chip Bigstock Experts have long bemoaned the fact that the wealthier, industrialized countries are still reluctant to take responsibility for the depleting o-zone layer Nowhere is the climate crisis more pressing or more potentially catastrophic than Bangladesh, […]

Weather, climate disasters surge fivefold in 50 years

Weather, climate disasters surge fivefold in 50 years

Landslide buries house at Monirghona under Hoaikong union of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday morning, July 27, 2021 Dhaka Tribune There were more than 11,000 of disasters attributed to these hazards globally since 1970, causing more than two million deaths and some $3.64 trillion in losses. The United Nations warned Wednesday that weather-related […]

Policy implications of the IPCC report on science of climate change

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The IPCC AR6 report is a clarion call that if drastic steps to reduce emissions are not taken quickly we may cross the 1.5 Degree threshold within a decade or so   The sixth assessment report (AR6) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released their Working Group 1 (WG1) report […]

Bayer’s initiative to improve income of smallholder farmers through sustainable agricultural practices can be a model for Bangladesh

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Bayer is supporting women empowerment through creating female agri entrepreneurs in rural Bangladesh Bayer, together with International Finance Corporation and Netafim launched the Better Life Farming Alliance in 2018 Climate change has been a contentious topic at the global stage since the beginning of the century. While there has been a divide in terms of […]

Addressing climate risks in the agricultural sector: How can the insurance industry help?

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Well-designed insurance solutions backed by strong data will not only minimize loss and damage from rapid-onset extreme events but also incentivize climate-vulnerable people to opt for resilience measures The agriculture sector has an indisputable role to play in Bangladesh’s economy. This sector employs around 50% of the population, with the livelihood of 70% of people […]

How the DBL Group managed to save 1.3 billion litres of water

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Knitting machines at a DBL factory. Courtesy Programs by international organizations promoting clean production prompted the Bangladeshi conglomerate to approach manufacturing in a new way From packaging to pharmaceuticals, the DBL Group owns a wide array of businesses. A family owned business founded in 1991, the DBL Group evolved into a diversified conglomerate in Bangladesh […]

EU delegation launches Climate Adaptation Campaign in Bangladesh

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The strategy aims to create a climate-neutral and climate-resilient society by 2050 Following the publication of the EU Adaptation Strategy, the European Union Delegation to Bangladesh started the Climate Adaptation Campaign on Saturday on its social media. The campaign will continue until the end of the current month. As part of the European Green Deal, […]

Destruction of wildlife must stop

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Article 18A of the constitution of Bangladesh has provisions for the conservation and safety of forest, wildlife, endangered species and biodiversity Animal trafficking, slaughtering, killing and selling have increased drastically all over the world. Wildlife is increasingly at risk. In Bangladesh, wildlife is one of the main attractions of tourism. Even though the government is […]

Driven away by storm

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Cyclone Aila destroyed Rawshan Ara’s home back at Shyamnagar, Satkhira, which forced her family to migrate to one of the railway station slums in Khulna City, where they now live in a squalid environment Stories of climate migrants in Khulna city What thought comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘migrant’? A simple […]