Climate change and biodiversity loss must be tackled together: Report BIP: DoE’s negligence responsible for 70% ecosystem destruction New EPA Report: Dental Amalgam Fillings Are Largest User Of USA’s Elemental Mercury State Minister: 40% of Bangladesh’s power will come from renewables by 2041 উৎপাদনকারী ফেরত নেবে ই-বর্জ্য, ভোক্তা পাবেন প্রণোদনা Soaring e-waste affects the health of millions of children, WHO warns Saving children, families fighting to survive মরুকরণের ঝুঁকিতে বাংলাদেশ UAE’s Dubai cracks down on owners of illegal exotic wildlife NSW and WA in ‘race to the top’ to ban single-use plastics from next year
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Saving children, families fighting to survive

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Dhaka, 17 June, 2021: A report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF says that, globally, the number of children in child labour has increased by 8.4 million in the last four years. As such, the total number of children in child labour now stands at 160 million. Worse, it is feared that the […]

Over 78,000 tonnes of poly bag waste generated during pandemic

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Dhaka, 7 June, 2021: Over 78,000 tonnes of poly bag waste were generated during the pandemic period in the last one year despite production and use of the item has been illegal in the country for nearly two decades, according to a study. The new study assessed the country situation of polythene bag usage from […]

Nature Quest: Wildlife faces food crisis

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Dhaka, 3 June, 2021: The Madhupur National Park was once a large and dense forest, home to many wild animals, including tigers and bears. There are no tigers or bears there anymore. But these animals are not the only species that disappeared. Wild fruits and herbal trees are disappearing fast from the forest, causing an […]

Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

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Dhaka, 6 May, 2021: Climate change is actually not a new phenomenon. Scientists have been studying the connection between human activity and the effect on the climate since the 1800s, although it took until the 1950s to find evidence suggesting a link. Since then, the amount of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases) in […]

20 photos show children’s drawings around the world showing what they miss most under lockdown

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Dhaka, 6 October, 2020: 20 photos show children's drawings around the world showing what they miss most under lockdown   Ivan Posta, 8, Vince Posta, 11, and Vilma Posta, pose for a photograph while holding pictures that they drew during the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, while standing on the balcony at their home in Budapest, […]

Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) Bangladesh Harvesting ideas and securing a better home for all

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Best known to be the 1st NGO in the world to push for plastic shopping bag ban in Bangladesh way back when plastic pollution was not yet discussed anywhere else, GAIA Asia Pacific sat down with Siddika Sultana, Executive Director of ESDO, to talk about the organization’s history, their programs, and how they are coping […]

Children’s story book released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19

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Dhaka, April 21, 2020: A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International […]

Air quality: Dhaka ranks 4th worst, Bashundhara remains very unhealthy

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Bashundhara showed AQI score of 249 Dhaka has been ranked as the fourth worst in air pollution across all major cities of the world. According to Air Visual at 9:35pm on Friday, Dhaka showed an average AQI (Air Quality Index) score of 179, classified as "unhealthy." However, some parts of the capital city showed higher […]

History of the Polythene Campaign

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Polythene Campaign (Our Success) Under the guidance and direction of ESDO’s Secretary General, Hossain Shahriar, ESDO organised a nation-wide anti-polythene campaign in 1992, which involved the media and support by numerous organisations and public leaders. In 1999, the Ministry of Environment and Forest recognised the anti-polythene campaign as the most important national movement, while in […]

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