Govt Forms Fund to Face Risks of Climate Change: Manju
Bangladesh has constituted a trust fund with its own finance for facing the risks of climate change without waiting for foreign assistance, said Environment and Forest Minister Anwar Hossain Manju.
Bangladesh Has No Obligation to Take Climate Mitigation Steps: Tawfiq
Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Prime Minister's Energy Adviser, said recently that Bangladesh has no obligation for taking mitigation measures while dealing with climate change issues.
Global Warming Outpacing Current Forecasts: Study
The UN’s forecast for global warming is about 15 percent too low, which means end-of-century temperatures could be 0.5 degrees Celsius higher than currently predicted, said a study released recently.
Platform Adopts 12-Pt SDG Declaration
A citizen platform adopted recently a 12-point declaration that includes active participation of the country's marginal people in development work and finalization of a law to reduce inequality to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh.
17 M Babies Under 1 Year Breathe Toxic Air: UNICEF
Almost 17 million babies under the age of one live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits
Toyota to Invest 贑m in Hybrid Car Engine Factory in Poland
Japan's Toyota Motor Corp will invest 400 million zlotys ($113 million) in manufacturing a new combustion engine for hybrid vehicles in Poland, the company and Polish authorities said recently.
Enforce Laws to Save City from Air Pollution, Urges Green Group
Paribesh Bachao Andalon (POBA), an environment protection organization, has asked for the strict enforcement of the laws to save the Dhaka City from polluting air.
Freightos Enables International Freight Sustainability
Freightos, the LogTech company bringing international freight online, recently announced that every shipping service offered on the Freightos Marketplace will include a transparent CO2 footprint estimation.
UN Chief Seeks Coordinated Action for Pollution-Free World
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has highlighted the need for rapid
Arctic, Major Fishing Nations Agree No Fishing in Arctic, for Now
Arctic and major fishing nations, including China, announced recently that they have agreed to a moratorium on commercial fishing in Arctic waters before a fishery in the icy region is even feasible.
Obama Digs at Trump over Climate Change
Former US president Barack Obama launched a veiled barb at his successor Donald Trump recently, saying there is "a pause in American leadership" on climate change.
IEA Ministerial Meeting Launches Clean Energy Transition Program
The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) annual Ministerial Meeting has launched an initiative to support clean energy transitions in emerging economies.
Action & Financing Commitments Announced at COP 23
The UNFCCC has outlined key action commitments made during the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, towards implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change.
IDTechEx Research Notes Billions of Low Power Electronics
The new IDTechEx Research report, Battery Elimination in Electronics and Electrical Engineering 2018-2028 notes that billions of wireless electronic