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Dhaka Thursday,  Feb 25, 2021

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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... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s former principal secretary and former SGD Chief Coordinator Abul Kalam Azad has been appointed as the special envoy for the United Nations (UN) Climate Vulnerable Forum (CBF) Presidency. Ex-UN Secretary General and Chair of the Board, Global Centre on Adaptation Managing Partner, CVF, Ban Ki-moon and Chair of the CVF and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have jointly given this appointment, a source at the Prime... »
Dhaka , Dhaka’s air quality , improvement , capital city ranking 8th worst , Air Quality Index , AQI Dhaka’s air improves on Tuesday morning as it was classified as ‘moderate’ after a long time. Photo: UNB Dhaka’s air quality showed improvement on Tuesday morning with the capital city ranking 8th worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI). It had an AQI score of 98 at 08:37am. Dhaka’s air was... »
The ethical dimensions of environmental issues are extending day by day. Environment- which is dispatching the life of innocent people through the Virus. We don’t have direct evidence that climate change is influencing the spread of COVID-19 & Hantavirus but we do know that climate change alters how we relate to other species on Earth and that matters to our health and our risk for infections. Given what we know... »
The Earth is facing a major and largely unforeseen global challenge that distresses people in all corners of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every one of our national sectors across the globe, whether directly or indirectly .It is generating significant impact on environment. Pros and cons of corona virus on environment While the world struggles with the coronavirus, the pandemic is having some unpredictable but positive side effects.... »
Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today said the government has been implementing the “Zero Discharge Policy” in the industrial sector to check industrial pollution and protect the country’s environment. “Installation of Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) or Air Treatment Plant (ATP) and taking environmental clearance have been made mandatory for mills and factories which require it ,” she told parliament while responding to a starred question placed by ruling party... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for action to stave off climate threats to create a world liveable for the future generation. Hasina spoke on “action for survival” as the leader of one of the most vulnerable nations at the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP25, in Madrid on Monday. The Climate Vulnerable Forum, or CVF, and the Vulnerable 20 Group are great examples of South-South and Triangular... »
Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases once again reached new highs in 2018. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says the increase in CO2 was just above the average rise recorded over the last decade. Levels of other warming gases, such as methane and nitrous oxide, have also surged by above average amounts. Since 1990 there’s been an increase of 43% in the warming effect on the climate... »
The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change report released globally Thursday revealed that coal fired and other power plants were responsible for 12 per cent of air pollution related premature deaths. In 2016, said the report 63,608 premature deaths were caused in Bangladesh by air pollution, including 5,107 by pollution from coal-fired power plants and 2,221 by pollution from the other power plants. It expressed concern over a significant... »