CAG Brand Audit: Who’s the biggest plastic polluter in the city? Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn Bangladesh takes another step towards tackling global climate change Tips for managing mental health during COVID-19 The remarkable floating gardens of Bangladesh ESDO initiates ‘Zero Waste’ project on waste management কঠিন বর্জ্য হ্রাসে ‘জিরো ওয়েস্ট’ প্রকল্প ESDO launches zero waste project for a cleaner environment ESDO organized an Project Inception Workshop for the project “Building Zero Waste Community for a pollution free environment in Bangladesh” Nasrul: 17% electricity to come from renewable sources
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Bangladesh takes another step towards tackling global climate change

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Dhaka, 21 September, 2020: During July last year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hosted the Global Commission on Adaptation meeting in Dhaka attended by the co-chairs of the Commission, former Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and Kristalina Georgiva, head of the International Monetary Fund. During the bilateral discussion between the Prime Minister and […]

Nasrul: 17% electricity to come from renewable sources

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Dhaka, 12 September, 2020: The state minister mentioned that Bangladesh has already installed 5.6 million solar home systems in off-grid areas Around 17% of Bangladesh’s electricity will come from renewable energy sources by 2041, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid. Nasrul said this in an online bilateral meeting with UK […]

Forest biodiversity in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 9 September, 2020: INTERNATIONAL Day of Forests is observed every March 21 to create awareness among people of the importance of forests and their vital role in poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and food security. The 2020 observances of International Day of Forests will focus on ‘Forests and Biodiversity’. A sustainable management of forests is […]

edotco Bangladesh builds first hybrid solar-wind tower

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Dhaka, 2 September, 2020: This renewable energy solution is the first of its kind in Bangladesh edotco Bangladesh, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company,  has built the country’s first ever 75-meter long hybrid solar wind tower in Hatiya, a remote  island in the northern Bay of Bengal where commercial power connection is rare.  Connectivity was also exceptionally […]

Bangladesh, China form joint venture on renewable energy

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Dhaka, 4 August, 2020: China and Bangladesh has established a new joint venture company (JVC), titled “Bangladesh-China Power Company (Pvt) Ltd (Renewable),” to implement renewable energy projects having a target to generate around 500 MW of electricity. State-run North-West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL) and China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) inked a joint […]

Facing Covid-19 challenges with agriculture

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Dhaka, 16 June, 2020: Plagues and epidemics have ravaged humanity throughout its existence, often changing the course of history and, at times, signaling the end of entire civilizations. Over the last century quite a number of plagues, epidemics have pulverised the human race. The Spanish Flu (1918-1920), Asian Flu (1957-1958), H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic (2009-2010) are […]

Consultation with Rohingya Children about COVID-19

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Dhaka, 9 July, 2020: Since March 2020, child protection actors in the Rohingya refugee camps together with other sectors have been engaged in COVID-19 risk mitigation activities including the prevention and response to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of children. All of these areas of concern have been heightened by the pandemic. The modifications to the child […]

OP-ED: Challenges in the haor regions

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Dhaka, 7 July, 2020: How economic inequality acts as a barrier against climate change adaptation Bangladesh experiences severe exposure to certain risks because of its geo-morphological, demographic, and socio-economic temperament. Agriculture in the haor and char region is also remarkably affected by climatic hazards. It has a tremendous negative effect on water security and food […]

Environmentalists for big budget to weather climate change

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Dhaka, 29 June, 2020: Civil society leaders at a press conference on Sunday demanded allocation of at least one per cent of GDP in the national budget to weather the impacts of climate change. Network on Climate Change in Bangladesh (NCC,B), a platform of 19 non-governmental organisations, held the press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity […]

Indiscriminate waste dumping continues in Buriganga

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Dhaka, 20 June, 2020: A floating waste island is developing at Baganbari point of the river From domestic to industrial, all kinds of waste are being dumped indiscriminately in the Buriganga River, polluting the river during the lockdown. A whole body of citizens, including industrialists, traders and government agencies are contributing to the contamination of the […]

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