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…
The Climate X Factor
Climate change and biodiversity loss are the most pressing challenges of our time, so all responsible political leaders must offer long-term policies for confronting them effectively.
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.
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).
The Climate Tipping Point We Want
Now that the direct economic costs of climate action have declined, the debate is shifting to the political and social difficulties of moving away from fossil fuels and toward a low-carbon, high-efficiency world.
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 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.
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.
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.
UN Blueprint Could Solve Earth’s Triple Climate Emergencies
Making Peace with Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies’ lays out the gravity of Earth’s triple environmental emergencies of climate, biodiversity loss and pollution but provides detailed solutions too.
Kerry invites Bangladesh to join US climate conference
Special US Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has acknowledged the threat of the climate issue and highlighted the risks from environmental change faced by Bangladesh.
The Arctic on the Frontlines
By Gail Whiteman LANCASTER, UK – Climate scientists have known for years that the Arctic is warming far faster than anywhere else on the planet. But even those of us who follow the Arctic closely were shocked by the changes…
Climate Hope Is Back
By Jules Kortenhorst and Andreas Kuhlmann DENVER – Around this time four years ago, the climate community was in shock. Just when the world seemed to be on the cusp of pursuing serious measures to fight climate change, voters in…
Annual adaptation cost in developing countries is $ 70bn: UN
A newly released UN report on adaptation to climate change impacts, estimates that annual adaptation costs in developing countries currently is USD 70 billion.