John Kerry’s short visit to leave long-term effects

John Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate of the United States, is coming to Dhaka tomorrow. Though his visit will be of short duration, it has long and important implications for Bangladesh’s effort to address the climate vulnerabilities and seek support for sustainable solutions at global levels. As the president of the Climate Vulnerable […]

World Bank revises climate policy but stops short of halting fossil fuel funding

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File photo: Solar panels are seen during the inauguration ceremony of the solar energy power plant in Zaktubi, near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, November 29, 2017 Reuters The new climate plan is not final and must still be approved by the bank’s board A revised World Bank policy on climate change commits to making financing decisions […]

Commitment to post-pandemic ‘green’ recovery falling short

Commitment to post-pandemic ‘green’ recovery falling short

The world is at a critical moment to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Wednesday, during a virtual discussion with European Parliament Vice-President Heidi Hautala.  Multilateral engagement is key to responding to the pandemic and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the deputy chief highlighted the importance of the UN’s strategic partnership with the […]

Current Affairs in Short: 10 February 2021

Current Affairs in Short: 10 February 2021

Twitter suspends over 500 accounts for policy breach after Indian government’s request •Twitter on February 10, 2021 informed that it has taken multiple enforcement actions including permanent suspension of over 500 accounts for a clear breach of Twitter’s policies.•The move comes in response to the ”legal requests” from the Central government.•Twitter said in a statement […]