A new study finds tripling of current investments into nature-based solutions needed by 2030 to tackle the climate crisis, otherwise, there will be a $4 trillion financing gap.
World now likely to hit watershed 1.5 °C rise in next five years
26 May 2021 – Odds are increasing that the annual average global temperature will rise beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, in at least one of the next five years, the UN weather agency warns in a new report issued on…
Cyclone brewing over Andaman Sea ‘may hit Bangladesh coast’
A low pressure area is brewing over the North Andaman Sea and the adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal, which could intensify into a cyclonic storm, the Met office has said.
Climate Crisis: Elephants in the Room are Getting Nastier
The year 2020 will forever be notorious for the COVID-19 pandemic but it might also be known by historians for a precipitous rise in second order climate change consequences — a new elephant in the room.
Virtual Ocean Dialogues 2021: Focus on Climate, Food, Nature
A resilient and abundant ocean is essential to tackling climate change and key to providing sustainable food and jobs that boost recovery around the world.
Climate change affects increasing urbanisation: Study
Air density of Dhaka’s two of the most marginalised low-income slums is four to five times higher above the permission limit of Bangladesh for 24 hours.
Mild heat weave sweeps parts of country
A mild heat wave is sweeping Dhaka, Rajshahi, Khulna and Barishal divisions, said Bangladesh Metrology Department (BMD).
Rain all over the country during Eid day : Met Office
The Met Office has forecast light to moderate rain all over the country during the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims.
Seven Countries Account for Two-Thirds of Global Gas Flaring
In an unprecedented year for the oil and gas industry, oil production declined by 8% in 2020, while global gas flaring reduced by 5%, according to satellite data compiled by the World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR).
To Combat Climate Change, Listen and Act on Ideas from Youths
Listening to young people take a stance on climate change and hearing their well-articulated and very alarming concerns about the changing climate re-inspired my commitment to do my best and to keep calling on everyone to take action to ensure our younger generation inherits a livable planet.
Severe heat wave sweeping over Bangladesh
A severe heatwave is sweeping over the regions of Rajshahi, Jashore, Kushtia and Khulna.
Severe heatwave sweeping over Bangladesh
Dhaka, Apr 26 : Severe heatwave is sweeping over the regions of Rajshahi, Jashore, Kushtia and Khulna.
Mild to moderate heatwave to continue: Dhaka temp. 39.9oC
Mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Rajshahi divisions and the region of Srimangal and it may continue and spread.
Biden’s Climate Opportunity in Latin America
But while President Joe Biden’s administration is focusing on the Central American migration crisis, it must not miss the opportunity to drive urgently needed climate action to help the region rebuild after the pandemic.
This will be decisive decade to tackle climate change: Biden
The US has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the year 2030.
Planet on red alert Guterres warns at Biden’s climate summit
World leaders must act now and put the planet on a green path because “we are on the verge of the abyss”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.
Met office predicts rain, thunder showers in country
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Thursday predicted rain, thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind at a few places across the country in the next 24 hours commencing 9 am.
Hasina places 4 suggestions to deal with climate challenge
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday put forward four suggestions to global leaders to fight climate change challenges with a strong collective response.
UNFCCC climate talks informal June session planned virtually
The Bureau of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has agreed to hold an ‘informal’ session of the subsidiary bodies (SBs) from 31 May to 17 June in a virtual setting.
Nor’wester lashes country; 1 dead, soothing weather in Dhaka
A fisherman was killed at Ulipur Upazila in Kurigram as a nor’wester lashed across the country between Friday night and the early hours of Saturday.
IFAD, IsDB commit $500 mn to address hunger, climate change
Using their own resources, IFAD and IsDB will jointly finance priority projects in some of their 57 common member countries over the next five years with a cofinancing target of $500 million ($250 million from each institution).
Early heatwaves foreshadow uncertain future in South Asia
As Pakistan, Bangladesh and India warn citizens of higher temperatures in early April, experts say urgent adaptation is essential
Food, Not Steel, Is Our Biggest Climate Challenge
Climate-policy discussions often focus on who will pay the cost of achieving a zero-carbon economy, with a particular focus on industrial sectors such as steel and cement.
A Decarbonization Roadmap
Our climate challenge is an energy challenge. But solving our energy challenge requires action that goes well beyond power generation.
US Climate Envoy’s Visit stresses Coop on Climate Leadership
Special Presidential Envoy Kerry met with Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, other senior Government of Bangladesh leaders, and international partners ahead of President Biden’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate on April 22-23.
Climate change top challenge over next decade: UNESCO survey
Climate change and loss of biodiversity are seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the World in 2030 Survey report published on Wednesday by UNESCO.
Oceans under threat like never before, warns World Met Org
Climate change has hit the world’s oceans hard, UN weather experts said on Monday, in a call for lifesaving monitoring and early warning services that were interrupted by COVID-19 to be ramped up again
Climate adaptation: Bangladesh for making finance more accessible
Bangladesh has sought support from the UK and other developed countries to ensure concessional finance and access to technology for all developing countries, and LDCs, especially due to the unprecedented socio-economic impacts of Covid-19.
The Global Insecurity of Climate Change
“We are living in a continuous insecurity due to many factors that put Sudan on top of the list when it comes to climate vulnerability.”
How Mango Farmers are Tackling an Invasive Fruit Fly Pest
Every harvest season, Susan Zinoro, a mango farmer from Mutoko, Zimbabwe, buries half the mangoes she’s grown that season.