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Dhaka is the most noise polluted city in the world, according to the recent Annual Frontier Report, 2022 published by the United Nations Environment Programme. Moradabad in India’s Uttar Pradesh is the second-most noise polluted city globally, the Times of India reported on Sunday. Moradabad recorded noise pollution of 114 decibels at its highest in 2021 while Dhaka had a noise pollution of 119 dB. Islamabad is third, with maximum... »
The price of permits in the European Union’s carbon market closed at a record high above 96 euros on Friday, with analysts expecting the symbolic 100 euro level could soon be breached. Known as the EU emissions trading system (ETS), Europe’s carbon market compels factories, power plants and airlines to pay for each tonne of CO2 they emit – the higher the permit price, the greater the cost of producing... »
Gazipur has the most polluted air out of 64 districts in Bangladesh and Madaripur the least, found a recent study. The permissible limit set by the Department of Environment for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) — which refers to the tiny particles or droplets in the air that reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when levels are elevated — is 65 micrograms per cubic metre. Gazipur’s PM... »
There’s new evidence, collected from orbiting satellites, that oil and gas companies are routinely venting huge amounts of methane into the air. Methane is the main ingredient in natural gas, the fuel. It’s also a powerful greenhouse gas, second only to carbon dioxide in its warming impact. And Thomas Lauvaux, a researcher with the Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences, in France, says that there’s been a persistent discrepancy between... »
Glasgow’s council leader has insisted the city is ready for the COP26 conference – but “with caveats”. Susan Aitken denied the city was a mess and said cleansing staff were “working round the clock” for the UN summit. In a meeting with the Scottish Affairs Committee, she addressed accusations that bins were overflowing and rubbish collectors had suffered rat attacks. The SNP councillor told MPs that other cities were dirtier... »
Reuters: Asset owners managing $6 trillion call for global carbon priceA coal-burning power plant can be seen behind a factory in the city of Baotou, in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, October 31, 2010. — Reuters PhotoInvestors managing more than $6 trillion in assets on Tuesday called for a coordinated global price on carbon and said emissions costs would need to almost treble by 2030 to reach the world’s climate... »
Dhaka, April 22, 2021 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the developed countries to formulate an “immediate and ambitious action plan” to cut their carbon emissions to protect the planet from the adverse impact of climate change as she placed a four-point proposal at a high-level global climate summit. While delivering her statement at the virtual “Leaders’ Summit on Climate”, convened by US President Joe Biden, the prime... »
Washington, April 24, 2021 (BSS/AFP) : Could the planet finally be on track to limiting climate change? After US President Joe Biden ramped up ambitions with a climate summit, experts are cautiously saying yes — although a difficult path lies ahead. At a 40-leader summit he convened just months into his presidency, Biden doubled US targets to slash greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change by 2030, with Japan and... »
Saima Wazed Hossain, Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism, has been chosen as a “Thematic Ambassador” by Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) under the thematic domain of ‘Vulnerability’. Besides Saima, the CVF also made Speaker and former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the Philippines Loren Legarda and Lead Climate Change Specialist of DR of Congo Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu as its “Thematic... »
Bangladesh has made a remarkable success in the power sector as it secured the second position with accessing eight per cent power from off-grid solar solutions under the current government. According to REN 21 Global Status Report (GSR) released today, Nepal was in the top position with 11 per cent access to electricity from off-grid solar solutions, while Mongolia and Bangladesh jointly secured the second position. “Year after year, we... »