Sunday, April 21, 2024

IUB collaborates with Sweden on climate change

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Sweden and Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) have launched a four-year partnership to strengthen climate action in Bangladesh, said a press release. Tanweer Hasan, vice chancellor of IUB, and Maria Stridsman, head of cooperation and deputy head of mission of the Embassy of Sweden in Dhaka, yesterday signed the agreement on behalf ... Read more

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

Celebrating 50 years of global environmental movement

Opinion Saleemul Huq The global environmental movement started in 1972, with the first global environment conference held in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted by then Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. Among the heads of governments who also attended was the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who famously declared that environment and poverty were two major global issues ... Read more

Climate Change : National adaptation plan in offing

Bangladesh in a draft National Adaptation Plan has proposed TK 7,306 billion investment in 15 climate programmes till 2050. The programmes included nature-based and eco-engineering interventions, agricultural investment, water sector and marine resource management in short, medium and long

Photo show depicts impacts of climate change

Photographer 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 ... Read more

Environment rights groups want climate commission

Environment rights groups said on Wednesday that the climate change adaptation planning has barely been integrated into the national budget 2013-2014. A national climate commission should be formed for appropriate integration of climate adaptation, which is necessary for the country’s survival. They were speaking at a press conference on “Budget 2013-14 does

What the outcome yields for Bangladesh?

Doha Climate Conference What the outcome yields for Bangladesh? Md. Mahfujur Rahman Thirty-seven industrialized countries had been accused of releasing Greenhouse gases in Kyoto Protocol under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Signatory members to the UNFCCC have been meeting annually in Conference of the Parties (COP) to assess progress in dealing with ... Read more

Ctg, C’Bazar islands face climate change foreboding

Shrinking the size of lands Continuous sea-level rise and massive erosion, both manifestations of global climate change, are shrinking the size of islands in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar districts. Sandwip, an ancient island in Chittagong, is on the verge of disappearance. Other islands of the Chittagong region, as well as Shah Porir Dwip, Sonadia, Kutubdia, ... Read more

Climate talks end in discord

Negotiations in Bonn stall with nations delaying tactics The latest round of international climate change talks finished on Friday in discord and disappointment, with some participants concerned that important progress made last year was being unpicked. At the talks, countries were supposed to set out a workplan on negotiations that should result in a new ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Legal response to loss and damage

Climate Change Legal response to loss and damage Hafijul Islam Khan The adverse impacts of climate change have continued to devastate the lives and livelihoods of millions of people and inflict large economic losses. According to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, there has been a global increase in weather ... Read more

Corals of St.Martin’s at stake

Global Warming and Over-Exploitation Corals of St.Martin’s at stake Dr. Anisuzzaman Khan Honey comb corals around Saint Martin’s island are under stress due to coral bleaching. While the COP 17 — UN climate convention — was being held in Durban of South Africa, a Nature Watch Team (NWT) of Ekattor Television watched that a noticeable ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Bangladesh worst-hit in last 2 decades

Bangladesh is a country most affected by extreme weather events in the last two decades, reveals the Global Climate Risk Index (CRI), 2012. For the period 1991-2010, Bangladesh was followed by Myanmar and Honduras, the report said. However, Bangladesh is not on the list of the 10 worst affected countries in