BD Seeks Support from Developed Countries to Fight Climate Change
Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal urged the developed countries to come forward and support the vulnerable countries to combat the perils of climate change, said a UN release recently.
Officials, Researchers Less Aware of BD's Pledges to Cut CO2 Emission
The government officials and researchers are less aware than non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private stakeholders of the pledges Bangladesh has made to the United Nations regarding reduction of carbon emission, according to a study.
Experts for Public-Pvt Initiative to Protect Environment
Experts at a seminar underscored recently the need for public-private initiatives for protecting the country's environment.
Climate Financing: Young Debaters Demand Good Governance
Young debaters of South Asia recently demanded establishing good governance through ensuring transparency, accountability and fairness in financing climate change adaptation program.
Climate Change to Displace 20-30m Bangladeshis
The looming impact of climate change threatens to force 20-30 million people away from their homes since much of the country has a possibility to disappear under water in the future, said Science and Technology Minister Yeafesh Osman recently.
Rising Climate Risk to Vital Crops Could Bring Global Famine: Study
Governments may be seriously underestimating the risks of crop disasters occurring in major farming regions around the world, a study by British researchers has found.
Britain Launches Fund to Boost Electric Battery Technology
Britain launched a 246 million-pound ($320 million) fund recently to boost the development and manufacturing of electric batteries, a major growth area for the car and energy sectors.
Electric Car Boom Won’t Spell ‘End Of Oil’: IEA Chief
The use of electric cars is set to grow in the coming years, but this will not spell the end of demand for oil, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said recently.
Trillion-Tonne Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica
An iceberg the size of Delaware, one of the largest on record, was set adrift after snapping off a West Antarctic ice shelf that is now at increased risk of collapse, scientists said recently.
OPEC Members Support Paris Agreement: Secy Gen
Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said recently that the member states of the bloc support the stance of the G20 leaders who have pledged to fully implement the Paris Agreement.
India Begins Work on Meeting Obligations Under Paris Agreement
The central government has commissioned three research institutions to project a long-term low carbon growth trajectory for India. This is the first step India has taken domestically to achieve its commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
ADB: Climate Change in Asia 'Disastrous,
A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be "disastrous" for Asia, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released recently.