Water and Wetlands Tips for Healthy Children and Families Food security ensured with fine harvests Bangladesh Solar Home Systems Provide Clean Energy for 20 million People 646 tonnes of plastic waste produced in Dhaka every day Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know Time for governments to take biodiversity loss as seriously as climate change Winter Park city leaders to vote on rule to ban single-use plastic How Can ‘Aquaponics’ Farming Help Create Sustainable Food Systems? More sleep or more exercise: the best time trade-offs for children’s health
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Bangladesh Solar Home Systems Provide Clean Energy for 20 million People


Dhaka, 9 May, 2021 – Bangladesh has the largest off-grid solar power program in the world, which offers experiences and lessons for other countries to expand access to clean and affordable electricity. By harnessing solar power, the program enabled 20 million Bangladeshis to access electricity. The book, "Living in the Light- The Bangladesh Solar Home System Story", launched today, documents […]

Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know


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 […]

The era of urban farming


Dhaka, March 21, 2021: Mujibor Rahman (not his real name), an expatriate living in the Middle East for the last 15 years, returned to his home-country in May last year due to the economic fallout in the country of his employmentand the subsequent termination of his job. Rahman, already in his late 50s, worked as […]

Sustainable agriculture for climate change mitigation makes the earth safer and healthier


Dhaka, 11 November, 2020: The frequent and rapid environmental pollution causes serious threat to biodiversity and also disturbs the natural ecosystem. Due to excessive use of chemicals during food production human beings suffer from a number of incurable diseases such as cancer, heart attack, kidney damage, liver cirrhosis, etc. Md. Masud Rana The word "sustainable" […]

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


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 […]

Fighting a grim battle against pollutions


The entire citizenship of the capital city of Dhaka is at health risk as the mega-city ranked top again among cities with the worst air quality early this week. It had an AQI score of 298 at 8am. The air was classified as 'very unhealthy' and in this state of air everyone may experience serious […]

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed passes away


Brac founder and Chair Emeritus Sir Fazle Hasan Abed passed away at Apollo Hospitals Dhaka tonight. He was 83. Sir Abed, who was undergoing treatment at the hospital for brain cancer, breathed his last around 8:28pm, Ashif Saleh, executive director of the Brac confirmed The Daily Star. His body will be kept at army stadium on December 22 […]

MSC starts bunkering with greener blend of fuel oil as it looks to cut emissions


MSC said it has started to bunker some of its vessels calling at Rotterdam with a blend of fuel oil containing biofuels, as it strives to be seen to be reducing its carbon footprint. The carrier did not specify how many ships are to be involved, or the cost implication. However, today the Brussels-based NGO […]

Europe faces ‘biodiversity oblivion’ after collapse in French birds, experts warn


The “catastrophic” decline in French farmland birds signals a wider biodiversity crisis in Europe which ultimately imperils all humans, leading scientists have told the Guardian. A dramatic fall in farmland birds such as skylarks, whitethroats and ortolan bunting in France was revealed by two studies this week, with the spread of neonicotinoid pesticides – and decimation of insect […]

Human Chain at National Press Club Demanded Ban on Lead Paints


On the eve of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week-2017 (22 to 28 October) a huge crowd of youths demanded ban of lead paint production in Bangladesh. Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO in association with IPEN organized the human chain and a rally under the theme ‘Learn the Risks, Educate Community and Ban Lead Paint’ in […]


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