Haseeb Md Irfanullah

December 17, 2021
December 17, 2021

How crucial is nature for our prosperity?

The Government of Bangladesh has recently drafted the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan Decade 2030.

December 4, 2021
December 4, 2021

Mainstreaming nature-based solutions into development in Bangladesh

On November 13, 2021, the two-week 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, ended in Scotland with the participating nations agreeing upon the Glasgow Climate Pact.

September 6, 2021
September 6, 2021

Using our climate funds right

When I talk about Bangladesh’s climate change response, I get excited by the thought of three milestones.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

Five changes we need in the fifth year of the Rohingya crisis

Over the last four years, the Rohingya refugee crisis has changed the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Peninsula on many levels.

August 8, 2021
August 8, 2021

Can we be bold enough and integrate Nature-based Solutions into Blue Economy?

Before answering the question in the title, let’s look into Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and Blue Economy.

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

What will the next phase of floating agriculture look like?

If we track the history of floating agriculture in Bangladesh, we may find six major phases. It is difficult to pinpoint when floating cultivation began in Bangladesh—the current reckoning goes up to 400 years ago.

July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021

Is a new vision possible for Tanguar Haor?

Over the last 50 years, Bangladesh’s journey towards community development has essentially been a result of government, donors, and NGOs coming together to work for the vulnerable people.

March 22, 2021
March 22, 2021

Nature-based solutions for our towns and cities

When we talk about nature-based solutions (NbS)—that is protecting, managing, restoring or creating ecosystems for the benefit of the people and biodiversity—we almost always think of wilderness or rural areas.

February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021

Is floating agriculture a nature-based solution?

Farmers of the south-central districts of Bangladesh, namely Barishal, Gopalganj, Madaripur, and Pirojpur, have been practicing floating agriculture for decades, if not centuries.

February 2, 2021
February 2, 2021

Can we look at Bhashan Char through a research lens?

The third batch of Rohingya refugees entered Bhashan Char on January 29 and January 30, 2021. Out of Cox’s Bazar’s 867,000 refugees, about 6,700 have now been voluntarily relocated since December 2020 to this island on the Bay of Bengal.