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Category archives for: Environmental livelihood

Playing for keeps in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 17 October, 2020: Before they made toys, the women of South Chila, Mongla, Bagerhat in Bangladesh made their living from the forest and wetlands. They collected wood and caught fish. This put pressure on the environment, and it wasn’t easy on the women, who faced muggings, prosecutions for illegally fishing and collecting timber — […]

Shrimp farming and environmental degradation: A deadly cocktail for Satkhira

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Dhaka, 12 September, 2020: Migration from Satkhira to Dhaka shows the urgency of a well-planned disaster management initiative Internal migration is now a major issue related to the national economy, as well as a subject of heated debate in the development arena. As a driver of economic expansion, internal migration can be seen as both […]

Pakistani Kashmir Residents Fear Power Project Will Destroy Economy, Livelihood

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Dhaka, 27 August, 2020: MUZAFFARABAD, PAKISTAN-CONTROLLED KASHMIR — Shoukat Nawaz remembers the days when he could enjoy the fresh cold air on his balcony in a three-story house along a riverbank in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Today, a stench greets him as he goes outside. "Now it stinks here. The smell is really […]

Climate change is not merely an environmental problem

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Dhaka, 8 August, 2020: There is an emerging global consensus that climate change will stress the economic, social, and political systems that underpin each nation state. “Climate Change is transforming the way we think about security. The present situation is a wake up call that the climate crisis is no longer just an environmental and development […]

Bangladesh and water: A complicated relationship

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Dhaka, 21 July, 2020: Did you ever consider that water management may not always improve livelihoods? For a long time, we thought better water management will indeed make a better country of Bangladesh. And maybe you are thinking the same. And of course, it is true up to a certain level. But we sometimes seem to […]

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 […]

Shifting cultivation: more than a means of livelihood

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Dhaka, 30 June, 2020:  Despite state discouragement, indigenous communities in northeast India persist in practicing shifting cultivation, an agricultural system used over centuries. A new study published in the journal Forest Policy and Economics examined this attachment, revealing various factors behind their motivation to continue. They found that shifting cultivation (SC) is not only a means […]

Experts urge innovation to fight desertification, drought to protect livelihood, ecosystems

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Dhaka, 20 June, 2020: Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, Director General of Department of Environment on Thursday said Bangladesh has been facing many challenges in terms of land degradation in the country. “The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is working in formulating policies to address this issue. The government will work on the issues that […]

Fire at oil well after gas leak threatens life, livelihood and biodiversity in Assam

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Dhaka, 13 June, 2020:  On May 27, a sudden and uncontrolled release of gas occurred from an oil well near Baghjan village in Assam. The situation took a turn on June 9 when the well caught fire. With the site of the well just less than a kilometre from the Dibru Saikhowa National Park and […]

World Environment Day: “We Care Nature: Keep Biodiversity”

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4th June, 2020, Dhaka: 5th June, World Environment Day 2020, “Celebrate Biodiversity”. Due to covid-19 epidemic the celebration is happening digitally and all the activities are taken place within limit all over the world. This year millions of people in more than 100 countries are celebrating World Environment Day in online platforms. Environment and Social […]

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