Quamrul Chowdhury | The Daily Star
  • Quamrul Chowdhury

    Quamrul Chowdhury is a climate, environment and sustainable development specialist, former Chair of UN Kyoto Protocol Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee and former member of the UN Adaptation Committee.

  • Economics of climate change should dictate policies

    DESPITE all sluggishness and odds across the globe, including U-turn from Donald Trump and couple of others, under the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 195 member states can still be rescued from runaway climate
  • Make cities greener, healthier and happier places to live in

    Against the backdrop of the ever-increasing rate of deforestation and encroachment in almost every country in the world including Bangladesh, every year since 2012, March 21 has been celebrated as International Day of Forests.
  • Conserving wetlands to tackle climate change

    Every year on February 2, nations have been celebrating the World Wetlands Day since 1997. But unfortunately, despite national and international efforts, wetlands are still treated as revenue-generating machines or wastelands in many countries including Bangladesh.
  • The mixed results of COP24

    Amid deep frustration of scientists and activists, the political economy of climate change has taken a new turn at the ever-widening gulf between science and politics as a depleted number of official delegates from around 200 countries struggled to reach a common ground at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP24, in Katowice, Poland.