International Biodiversity Day 2020: This year’s theme for UNGA occasion conceptualised in 1993 is ‘our solutions are in nature’ Renewable energy can be part of solution for Illinois Japan committed contribution to provide malnutrition treatment in Sierra Leone Organic guava farming brings healthy returns করোনা: পরিচ্ছন্নতাকর্মীদের খবর রাখছেন না কেউ করোনা ভাইরাস: পরামর্শ বা উপদেশ করোনা ঠেকাতে ভিটামিন ডি Naga tribes of Myanmar face loss of land and forest under new law Protecting food security in Africa during COVID-19 মাস্ক-গ্লাভস বর্জ্য থেকে জীবাণু খাদ্যচক্রে প্রবেশ করতে পারে
Category archives for: Environmental livelihood

Bamboo bike, ‘a vehicle for sustainable livelihood’

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Dhaka, 12 May, 2020: Bicycle has become a popular means of transportation these days by students, office employees or workers. Among the bicycles that catches the people’s attention is the bamboo bike. Filipino-American Bryan McClelland’s company, Bamb Ecological Technology Inc., made the bamboo bicycle, or Bambike, its “flagship product because, literally and figuratively, it served […]

The world’s biggest ecosystem restoration project

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Dhaka, April 29, 2020: “Any threat to our environment is a threat to our health, our society, our ecosystems, our economy, our security, our well-being and our very survival,” says a ministerial declaration of the United Nations Environment Assembly. In the post COVID-19 era, restoring degraded drylands across vast swathes of Africa could make a major […]

Coastal erosion threatens marine environment: CNS

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Dhaka, April 21, 2020: Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has warned that marine environment is threatened by coastal erosion and degradation of marine ecosystem. Depleting mangroves not only affect coastal biodiversity but also the livelihood of our coastal communities. In a message on the occasion of Pakistan Navy mangroves plantation […]

Why saving the Sundarbans is so urgent

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The severe cyclonic storm Bulbul originated from the Bay of Bengal advancing with a speed of 140 kph and started dwindling when the mouth of the storm crossed the Sundarbans and hit the mangrove forest at a speed of 70-80 km per hour. It's been over 10 years since cyclone Aila ravaged the Sundarbans in […]

UN launch initiative to improve environment, livelihoods in Cox’s Bazar

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The project was designed in partnership with government agencies to increase collaboration between several sectors. Previously these activities were being completed under a humanitarian program, this signing ceremony means “SAFE Plus” is now a development program to improve livelihoods and lives in the most vulnerable region of Bangladesh. Economic Relations Division of Ministry of Finance […]

Australian hillside on fire ‘looks like it’s covered in lava’

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Terrifying photographs show an Australian hillside almost entirely in flames. The eerie glow taken at twilight ‘looked like lava’, as the fires dotted the landscape close to a town in rural Victoria. Melissa Ericksen posted the picture on Facebook, saying: ‘Balmattum Hill is really glowing tonight, however not as much as all of our incredible […]

Dead Whale, 220 Pounds of Debris Inside, Is a ‘Grim Reminder’ of Ocean Trash

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A dead sperm whale that washed up on a Scottish beach had more than 220 pounds of tangled netting, rope, plastic and other debris inside its stomach, according to a local whale research group. The 10-year-old male whale was found Nov. 30 on Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides after becoming stranded on a sand […]

Death, blackouts, melting asphalt: ways the climate crisis will change how we live

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Between record heat and rain, this summer’s weather patterns have indicated, once again, that the climate is changing. US cities, where more than 80% of the nation’s population lives, are disproportionately hit by these changes, not only because of their huge populations but because of their existing – often inadequate – infrastructure. Read More:

OECD Economic Growth Report Addresses Environmental Sustainability

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12 July 2019: For the first time, the 2019 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Economic Growth Report explicitly includes environmental sustainability considerations. Titled ‘Going for Growth 2019,’ the report has an increased focus on reforms to make growth environmentally sustainable. It calls for the better use of environmental taxation, the phase out of agricultural […]

A small island with big plans: The Kingdom of Bahrain commits to environmental sustainability

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In June 2019, the Kingdom of Bahrain revealed its plans to ban plastic bags. The move took many by surprise. Ahmed Rajab, a photographer in Bahrain for the Gulf Daily News, is one supporter of the decision. He recalls a sad episode he captured on his camera: “With their bright pink colour, flamingos are so […]

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