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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jul 23, 2024

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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... »
Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), faced renewed pressure on Monday to overhaul the organisation’s influential projections for fossil fuel demand from investors and scientists concerned about climate change. Pension funds, insurers and large companies were among 65 signatories of a joint letter to Birol, seen by Reuters, urging him to do more to support the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement to avert catastrophic global... »
Cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ over Khulna and adjoining northwestern part of Bangladesh moved slowly northwestwards and weekend further into a deep depression. The depression was lying over Bagerhat, Barishal and Patuakhali regions at 6 am on Sunday, said a Met office bulletin on Sunday adding that it is likely to move in a northwesterly direction further and weaken gradually. Under its influence step pressure gradient persists over North Bay and southern... »
The cyclonic storm ‘bulbul’ over Khulna and adjoining northwestern part of Bangladesh moved slowly to northeastwards, weakened further into a deep depression and lies over Bagerhat, Barishal and Patuakhali regions at around 6 this morning. It is likely to move in a northeasterly direction further and weaken gradually by giving precipitation. Under its influence steep pressure gradient persists over north bay and southern part of Bangladesh, said a Met office... »
Climate change presents one of the greatest development challenges of our time, and it is now clear that the eradication of poverty and inequality cannot be achieved without also addressing the causes and consequences of climate change. Bangladesh is often considered to be the country most vulnerable to climate change.In addition, Bangladesh has high levels of existing poverty and inequality (43.3 per cent of the population lives below the international... »
Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority- SREDA has been formed on 10th December 2012 as a nodal agency to promote, facilitate and disseminate sustainable energy. Earlier, different ministries and departments, including the Bangladesh Power Development Board- BPDB, the Rural Electrification Board- REB, the Local Government Engineering Department- LGED, and some autonomous bodies like IDCOL and also the private sector was working on renewable energy. But the necessity of an authoritative... »
Water pollution, the release of substances into subsurface groundwater or into lakes, streams, rivers, estuaries, and oceans to the point where the substances interfere with beneficial use of the water or with the natural functioning of ecosystems. In addition to the release of substances, such as chemicals or microorganisms, water pollution may also include the release of energy, in the form of radioactivity or heat, into bodies of water. Water... »
Climate is the average weather condition that prevail over a longer period of time in a given area. For example, average temperature, average precipitation, average sunshine etc. Climate change is any change in the long-term condition of climate variables such as temperature, precipitation, sunshine, or wind velocity over several decades or longer. Climate change can be due to natural external forcing (changes in solar emission or changes in the earth’s... »