Spread over an area of 906 sq. km and nestled along the border of two states, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in southern India, Malai Mahadeshwara Hills (MM Hills) was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 2013.
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.
SDGs: Greater urgency needed to meet environmental goals
Countries are on track to miss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to environmental protection, two UN entities warn in a new report issued on Saturday to coincide with the International Day for Biological Diversity.
Youth Launch ‘Stronger Campaign’ for UN Biodiversity Day
The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) has put leaders and policymakers on notice that they are not willing to listen to the same conversations, suggestions and unmet promises, as the world faces a biodiversity crisis.
Study on biodiversity loss calls for global economy rethink
New research examining the major causes of the world’s biodiversity loss calls for an urgent and profound re-organisation of the global post-pandemic economy to prevent further planetary harm.
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.
Building a Nature-Positive Economy
The planet’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points, with extinction rates 100-1,000 times higher than they were a century ago. Our current economic system has put natural resources under ever-increasing pressure.
Regression in draft post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
We want to share with you our concerns with the current text proposed as the ‘update of the zero draft’ of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework since it actually represents a step back in biodiversity related policies and obligations.
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.
Dhaka is world’s most polluted city
Dhaka, Apr 24 : The densely populated capital of Bangladesh has once again topped the list of world cities with the worst air quality. Dhaka’s air quality index (AQI) at 6.29 am read 489, considered ‘severe’.
Earth Day 2021: Passing On a Cleaner World
Preserving the beauty and wonder of our natural world for future generations should certainly be a goal everyone can get behind.
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.
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.
Kerry in Dhaka to convey Biden’s commitment to environment
John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, arrived in Dhaka on Friday morning to convey President Joe Biden’s commitment to move forward “aggressively” to deal with the global climate crisis.
Leader’s Summit on Climate: Kerry due Apr 9 to invite Hasina
John Kerry, the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on April 9 on a daylong visit during which Bangladesh will convey its priority issues to him on the climate front.
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.
Marginalized groups pay heavier price of plastic pollution
Vulnerable communities disproportionately bear the brunt of environmental degradation caused by plastics pollution, and action is urgently needed to address the issue and restore access to human rights, health and well-being.
Recognise ‘true value’ of water, UN urges, marking World Day
A well-managed water cycle, encompassing drinking water, sanitation, hygiene, wastewater, transboundary governance and other key issues, “means defence against ill-health and indignity”.
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
‘Need everyone’s help to protect St Martin’s island’
Dhaka, March 12 : The government is doing everything it can to protect Bangladesh’s only coral island St Martin’s, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin said Friday. He said it is difficult to protect the environment and…
Dhaka’s air quality remains ‘unhealthy’
Dhaka may no longer be the world’s most polluted city, but the densely populated capital’s air quality still remains ‘unhealthy’.
Wasting food just feeds climate change, new UN report warns
More than 930 million tonnes of food sold in 2019 landed in waste bins, according to new UN research, released on Thursday.
Dhaka no longer world’s most polluted city
Here’s some good news. Dhaka is no longer the world’s most polluted city. That’s Lahore now.
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.”
UN Environment Assembly Calls to Make Peace with Nature
Its time for the world to radically change our ways if we are to make peace with the planet and create the environmental conditions so that all of humanity can thrive
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.
রেস্তোরাসহ পর্যটন এলাকাকে ধূমপানমুক্ত করতে আইন সংশোধন প্রয়োজন
রেস্তোরাসহ পর্যটন এলাকাকে শতভাগ ধূমপানমুক্ত করতে আইন সংশোধন প্রয়োজন বলে অভিমত প্রকাশ করেছেন এভিয়েশন এন্ড ট্যুরিজম জার্নালিস্ট ফোরাম অব বাংলাদেশ (এটিজেএফবি) ও ঢাকা আহ্ছানিয়া মিশন।
EIA for Bay of Bengal finally set to start
Dhaka, Feb 2 (UNB) : An environment impact assessment (EIA) is going to be done soon in the country’s maritime area as a prerequisite to begin the main work on a multi-client seismic survey for hydrocarbon exploration in the Bay…
Are water futures the future of water?
Water futures have so far failed to address concerns regarding access to water in developing countries. There is no easy panacea for humanity’s water needs.
মানববন্ধন: কোহেলিয়া নদীর বুক চিরে রাস্তা নির্মাণ বন্ধ কর
মহেশখালী উপজেলাস্থ প্রসিদ্ধ কুহেলিয়া নদীর দখলমুক্ত, খনন ও বাঁধ নির্মাণ এবং কক্সবাজার সমুদ্র সৈকতের প্যারাসেলিং পয়েন্টেরসহ সকল স্থাপনা ও বাঁধ সরিয়ে নেয়ার দাবিতে মানববন্ধন করেছে পরিবেশবাদী সংগঠন গ্রীন ভয়েস কক্সবাজার জেলা শাখা। রবিবার (১৭ জানুয়ারী) বিকেল ৪ টায় গ্রীণ ভয়েস…