World soon likely to see 1.5C of warming: WMO

The WMO also found a 98 percent chance that one of the next five years will be the hottest on record, surpassing 2016

Climate Change: Workers in South Asia at risk in extreme heat

Rising global temperatures are increasing the risk of workers dying or becoming disabled from labouring in extreme heat

UN confirms 2022 among 8 hottest years on record

The past eight years were the hottest since records began, the United Nations confirmed Thursday, despite the cooling influence of a drawn-out La Nina weather pattern.

Egypt's 'surveillance' at COP27: UN probes allegations

United Nations officers running security at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt said Monday they are probing allegations of surveillance and misconduct by Egyptian police towards delegates..Participants at COP27 -- including activists, rights defenders, and civil society groups -- have raise

Bangladeshi initiative wins COP27 award

Bangladesh has been awarded the Local Adaptation Champions Awards at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt along with three other countries.

WB warns of steep cost of climate change

If carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated throughout the 21st century, the costs from riverine flood damages and decreased agricultural and worker productivity due to the temperature increase will go up to 4 percent of the country’s GDP per year by 2050, according to a new report by the World Bank.

'Investing in climate adaptation brings a much higher return'

Chief Executive Officer of the Global Center on Adaptation, Professor Dr Patrick Verkooijen, has said investing in climate adaptation is not just the right thing to do but is also the economically smart thing to do.

PM seeks int’l partners’ support to implement climate adaptation plan

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the international partners to support Bangladesh’s efforts to implement the National Adaptation Plan for 2023-2050.

Over 7.1m Bangladeshis displaced by climate change in 2022: WHO

Over 7.1 million Bangladeshis were displaced by climate change in 2022, a number that could reach 13.3 million by 2050, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

France regrets ‘lack of ambition’ in COP27 agreement

France on Sunday said it regretted the "lack of ambition" in the agreement reached at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt despite progress on providing funding for vulnerable countries.

Unicef to launch climate financing initiative to strengthen protection for children

Unicef is launching a new climate financing initiative to enhance countries’ climate resilience and disaster preparedness for children and youth and bolster protection for children from the impacts of future climate-related disasters.

Yunus calls for single agenda for COP27 ending the Ukrainian war immediately

University Externado di Colombia held a day long public event on "social business for building a more equitable world" on its campus on the occasion of Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus visit to the country.

7 ways to help slow climate change

While individual carbon footprints are dwarfed by global fossil fuel companies, we can do a lot to tackle the climate crisis and “be the change we wish to see in the world.”

The wealthy should take accountability for their climate crimes

Most of the world’s wealthiest are to blame for the rising use of private jets.

Are Asia’s social protection systems ready for the shock of climate change?

Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. It also happens to be the most populous, leaving it disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In fact, of the 10 countries most affected by climate change in the last 20 years, six are in Asia.

Extreme heat: $6b loss a year in Dhaka’s labour productivity

Dhaka is losing $6 billion worth of labour productivity each year due to heat stress from extreme temperatures, said a study published yesterday.