Fund, coordination, stressed for adaptation plan

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Climate experts and academics at a discussion on Sunday said that Bangladesh would require collective efforts, fund and skilled manpower to implement the National Adaptation Plan, once finalised, to combat the impacts of climate change. They also emphasised the need for smart technology, resilient infrastructures to mitigate loss and damage due … Read more

Photo show depicts impacts of climate change

Photo show depicts impacts of climate changePhotographer Abir Abdullah has documented the impacts of climate change on the people through his photographs that were put on display at the Bay’s Bellavista in Banani. The 10-day exhibition, titled Knee Deep, features images of flood situations and the affected people. It is part of a six-month project organised by art organisation Longitude Latitude which will feature a series of exhibitions by different artistes over the course of

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Climate change to hurt food security

Bangladesh must improve financial management to get int’l fund to fight its impacts, say experts
Bangladesh must improve its financial management to obtain a significant share of funds available globally to combat climate change impacts and ensure food security, said an eminent climatologist yesterday.
“The developed countries are ready to release billions of dollars to the affected countries. It is not impossible for Bangladesh to collect $2 to 3 billion, as the country is in the forefront of the fight against

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UN charts new climate course

Nations approve a late deal for 2015 global pact, agree on fund for climate aid to poor countries; critics say gains modest
A marathon UN climate conference yesterday approved a roadmap towards an accord that for the first time will bring all major greenhouse-gas emitters under a single legal roof.
The European Union will place its current emission-cutting pledges inside the legally-binding Kyoto Protocol, a key demand of developing

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Climate given some hope

US softens its stance; China, India still rigid  
A last moment drama blew a fresh air into the Durban climate conference as the US surprisingly agreed to an EU proposal that says the bloc would sign the second phase of the legally binding Kyoto protocol, provided all major economies sign a legal climate deal by 2015.
But frayed and tired negotiators are yet to reach their goal as India rejected the proposal and

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Carbon Emission: Rich nations not for legal binding

As indications are clear that the developed countries are set not to give a second lifeline to the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding emission control mechanism, a deep sense of resentment prevails among the poor countries and a last minute effort is afoot to get at least a much compromised and weak agreement.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and South African President Jacob Zuma are trying hard

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A ray of hopes, finally

After a week of grim news, at least some light shone yesterday when a new window of fund termed Loss and Damage has been finalised. Under the window, countries affected by quick and long-term climate change will be able to access funds.
The window was proposed at the last climate conference at Cancun and its modalities

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Durban set to pick up more heat

Compromise formula on Kyoto Protocol faces obstacle
Durban burned with sweltering heat yesterday and the UN’s weather agency World Meteorological Organisation’s just-released report that 2011 is the 10th hottest year since records began in 1850 had probably something to do with a new-found formula to save the Kyoto Protocol.
The compromise formula to give a fresh lifeline to Kyoto Protocol that ends next year suggested

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All eyes on rich nations

Climate-hit countries count on their promises as Durban meet gets underway
As the stories emerging from Africa to Americas, Asia to Australia tell the same grave situation of ever increasing drought, floods, storms and hot spells, a Climate Change Conference began here yesterday with hopes that the rich nations will keep their commitments to extend helps to the poor and that they would themselves pledge to reduce carbon emission.
As negotiations will roll on for the next two weeks, the key focus will be on breathing a new life to Kyoto Protocol, the only legally

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Climate change leads to forced migration

Speakers tell int’l conference 
Speakers at an international conference yesterday identified that extreme poverty, climate change impact, population growth, urbanisation, governance failures, and food and energy insecurity force people to be migrated.
The second and concluding day of the two-day conference on “Changing nature of forced

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Mangrove forest plundered

2.5km road project in a Bhola char gets AL lawmaker’s blessings; flouts HC order, environmental law
Within hours after a court judgement that clearly directed the authorities to abide by the forest and environment acts, groups of people have chopped down thousands of trees inside a mangrove forest and a designated wildlife sanctuary to build a road in the remote island of Char Kukrimukri.
The lawmaker of Bhola 4 (Charfashion) Abdullah Al Islam alias Jacob and his local supporters backed chopping down of the mangrove forest for building the 2.5-kilometres long road without any environmental clearance or permission from the forest department as

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Forest: The one and only address of inhabitable world

Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman for The Daily Star
Forest ecosystem provides benefits that support the livelihoods of countless human beings. Forests provide a number of components to the broad range of ecological services such as, regulation of rainfall and hydrological system; maintenance of soil quality, control of soil erosion, modulating climate; and being the habitat of biodiversity. Forests form the basis of different industries e.g. timber, wood processing, paper, rubber, paints, resin, gum, honey, food, medicines, building material, fodder, game, tourism, etc. Forests are home to millions of people all around the world and

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