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SAJIDA Foundation, British Asian Trust launch climate fund

SAJIDA Foundation and the British Asian Trust have co-launched the Climate Innovation Fund today to support innovative local solutions working to mitigate the ongoing threats of climate change and enhance climate resilience in the country, said a press release

Greta Thunberg graduates high school with last school strike

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg participated in her last School Strike for Climate to mark her graduation from high school on Friday

UN adopts landmark resolution on climate justice

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted by consensus and to cheers a resolution calling for the world body's top court to outline legal obligations related to climate change..Pushed for years by Vanuatu and Pacific islander youth, the measure asks the International Court of Justice (I

Climate action needs 'quantum leap' to save 1.5C goal: UN

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a stark reminder that time is running out to change course. But it confirms the tools are there to make it happen

UN states sign 'historic' accord to protect high seas

UN member states finally agreed Saturday to a text on the first international treaty after years of negotiations to protect the high seas, a fragile and vital treasure that covers nearly half the planet

Single-use plastic to be cut by 90% by 2026

"In addition, it has been planned to increase the recycling of plastic waste to 80 percent by 2030 and reduce the generation of plastic waste to 30 percent during the period," said Shahab Uddin

Greta Thunberg released after brief detention at German mine protest

Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg had been detained alongside other activists during protests against the demolition of a village to make way for a coal mine expansion but was released after an identity check, according to police.

15 illegal resorts asked to halt construction work on St Martin's Island

Local administration conducted a drive on St Martin's Island and asked 15 illegal resorts to halt the construction work yesterday.

Climate action: Oil giants 'greenwashed' image

Oil giants have "greenwashed" their public image while locking in fossil fuel production for years to come, potentially foiling moves to prevent climate change, said a US House committee memo released Friday.

COP27: Rich countries yet to decide loss & damage funding for vulnerable nations

Countries attending this year's Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) are yet to decide on some important issues, including financing for vulnerable countries under the “Loss and Damage” programme.

Momen thanks Egypt for including 'loss and damage' in COP27 agenda

<B>Bangladesh wants the COP27 in Egypt to come up with a concrete deliverable on financing for loss and damage, which refers to the destructive impacts of climate change that cannot be avoided either by mitigation or adaptation.

COP27: Bangladesh wants developed countries to deliver on $100b promise

The vital United Nations climate talks, billed as one of the last chances to stave off climate breakdown, are taking place from November 6 to 18 in Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh amid a multitude of competing crises, including the war in Ukraine, high inflation, food shortages and an energy crunch.

Climate finance and justice in focus at COP27

Money and justice are at the heart of the climate talks in Egypt this year. Low-income countries are calling on richer nations to help pay for a move to a fossil-free future, and for the damage caused by the global heating they have done so little to cause.

Int'l alliance launched to fight drought

Leaders from over 25 countries and 20 organisations on Monday launched the International Drought Resilience Alliance to accelerate action and help countries be better prepared for future droughts.

Work together or face "collective suicide": UN chief at COP27

UN chief Antonio Guterres warned world leaders at a climate summit in Egypt on Monday that humanity faces a stark choice between working together or "collective suicide" in the battle against global warming.

Honour COP26 commitments, double provisions for adaptation by 2025

“Never has there been more at stake for us on this planet we call home, and for every species we share it with,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has written in an opinion piece.

COP27: UN experts for integration of human rights principles into negotiations

UN independent experts have said the outcomes of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt are of critical importance, and they called on states to make sure that all decisions made, and actions taken, consider their human rights implications.

Denmark first country to offer "loss and damage" climate funding to developing nations

Denmark on Tuesday pledged over $13 million (100 million Danish crowns) to support developing nations that have experienced losses caused by climate disruptions, becoming the first country to offer "loss and damage" compensation to the most climate-vulnerable areas.