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
Category archives for: Environmental livelihood

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 […]

Empty nets as over-fishing and climate change sap Lake Malawi

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On the shores of Lake Malawi, a crowd eagerly awaits the arrival of a white and yellow cedarwood boat carrying its haul. The crew of six deliver a single net of chambo, sardine and tiny usipa fish from the boat, just one of 72 vessels that land their catch every day on the beach at […]

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