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  • Trump and Biden clash over US wildfires as campaign turns to climate change

    Joe Biden brands President Donald Trump a "climate arsonist" for refusing to acknowledge global warming's role in deadly wildfires sweeping the western United States, while Trump blames lax forestry and declares, "I don't think science knows."

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    Dhaka seeks UNSC's 'bold steps' to address climate challenge

    Bangladesh has asked for a "bold decision" from UN Security Council (UNSC) to ensure security and peace across nations by addressing climate challenge through partnership and collaboration.

  • ‘They come out when humans stay home’

    An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth. As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. People are also noticing animals in places and at times they don’t usually. When people stay home, Earth becomes cleaner and wilder.

  • Of bushfires, Bangladesh and climate change

    Every Bangladeshi living overseas is used to having their motherland associated with natural disasters, namely floods and cyclones. This can feel humiliating at times. It is the expatriates’ burden to perpetually challenge the sometimes negative, international image of Bangladesh.

  • ‘Bangladesh needs to build self-capacity to combat climate change’

    Bangladesh needs to build self-capacity to combat climate change as countries failed to reach any consensus on ways to implement the Paris Agreement in the latest COP25 conference, civil society members say.

  • An effective platform for branding Bangladesh

    The 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ended just days ago.

  • UN climate talks unravelling, face failure

    A UN climate summit in Madrid risked collapsing after all-night negotiations between countries left them more divided than ever over on how to fight global warming and pay for its ravages.

  • Climate Change tops list of global worries for young people: Amnesty

    Four out of 10 young people view climate change as one of the most important issues facing the world, an Amnesty International survey on the state of human rights shows.

  • Nobel Physics Laureate Didier Queloz

    Nobel science laureates stress urgency of addressing climate

    Nobel Prize laureates gathers in Stockholm to receive their awards took the opportunity to stress the importance of addressing climate change.

  • Floods predicted to uproot 50m yearly as climate heats up

    The number of people at risk of being forced from their homes by river flooding could surge to as many as 50 million a year by the end of the century if governments do not step up action to tackle climate change, researchers warn.

  • Choose hope or climate surrender: UN chief

    Confronted with a climate crisis threatening civilisation itself, humanity must choose between hope and surrender, UN chief Antonio Guterres tells the opening plenary of a UN climate conference.

  • PM urges int’l community to adopt appropriate climate action plan

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls upon the international community to adopt a time-befitting climate action plan and implement all provisions of Paris Agreement and other relevant global instruments and mechanisms to stop further degradation of environment.

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    Poor nations pay price as millions flee 'climate chaos', Oxfam says

    Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people from their homes over the last decade - a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty charity Oxfam says.

  • Blue energy: Can it power a sustainable future?

    Ever since global warming became a hot button issue, our leaders have told us umpteen times that “climate change is the greatest environmental threat and the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.” Yet, they are not “bold enough to do enough” to pull us out of the climate change conundrum soon enough.

  • ‘Accept your failure to check carbon emission’

    Global leaders have entirely failed to check carbon emission and reduce climate change risks, particularly at the affected countries like Bangladesh, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman says.

  • Amazon continues to burn as global leaders meet

    The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames.

  • Herculean task ahead to shield New York

    New York is bracing for the rising sea levels that climate change will bring, and preparations have already begun -- but the long-term costs of adapting to a warmer, wetter world are expected to be astronomical.

  • UN urged by own staff to look at its climate footprint

    Close to 2,000 United Nations employees have called for the global body to reduce its carbon footprint, including through curbs on their own diplomatic perks like business-class flights and travel handouts, a letter obtained by Reuters shows.

  • One-third Bangladeshis at risk of displacement: IMF

    Bangladesh is considered especially vulnerable to climate change, with one-third of the population at risk of displacement because of rising sea levels, International Monetary Fund says.

  • Bangladesh rural poor bear financial burden of climate change: Study

    Poor, rural Bangladeshis are spending far more than the government and aid agencies to combat the impacts of climate change, diverting what little money they have away from basic needs, a study says.

  • Climate change, food security and our vulnerability

    A UN report (2018) has suggested that hunger is rising globally with unruly climate: over 821 million people in the world were undernourished in 2017. In Bangladesh, the government with many development partners, NGOs and the communities are making

  • United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

    Healthy ozone layer, climate essential to meeting all SDGs: UN chief

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says a healthy ozone layer and climate are essential to meeting all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Climate crisis could see collapse of some economies: UN

    United Nation's trade chief says climate change poses an "existential threat to commodity-dependent developing countries" and highlighted the need to diversify economies and exports.

  • Recommendations for the Green Climate Fund

    Last week the Green Climate Fund (GCF) held a weeklong Global Programming Conference at its headquarters in Songdo, Korea, with over five hundred participants from all over the world. The GCF has recently appointed a new Executive Director, Yannick Glemarec, and is also developing its new strategy and seeking replenishment after the first tranche of USD 10 billion runs out in a year.

  • As the world warms up, dengue could spread

    Scientists expect warming temperatures will lead to worse dengue outbreaks in places the disease already lurks, and outbreaks in brand new places.

  • G7 leaders vow 'concrete measures' over Amazon fires

    G7 leaders gathering in France this weekend plan to hammer out "concrete measures" in response to the wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest, putting them on a collision course with Brazil's rightwing leader.

  • Do world leaders understand the consequences of the climate crisis?

    Since the Industrial Revolution, we have created a hodgepodge of human systems that are at odds with natural systems that support them. In the process, we are pushing billions of people into a dystopian future by bequeathing them with a climate crisis.

  • Obligations of the Sinking Boatmen

    Philosop-her and ecologist Garrett Hardin was well-known for proposing a notorious solution to climate change. He imagined a lifeboat with rooms for sixty people. Fifty people are already onboard and more unfortunate people are swimming in the ocean,

  • WB to help Bangladesh improve climate-smart growth: Georgieva

    The World Bank (WB) reaffirms its continued support to Bangladesh to achieve the country’s vision of reaching an upper-middle income status through ensuring green growth, as the bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva concluded a two-day visit.

  • Dramatic warming projected in world's major cities by 2050

    By the year 2050, London's climate will resemble Madrid's today; Paris will be more like Canberra; Stockholm like Budapest and Moscow like Sofia, according to a new analysis published Wednesday that relied on optimistic projections.