1w ago| Climate action

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.

2w ago| Environment

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.

Billions pour in to ramp up markets for bioplastics

In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic — manufactured in petrochemical plants — has had on the environment, companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from natural, renewable materials that can be safely composted or can biodegrade under the right conditions.

'Generate, allocate global funding for least developed countries facing natural disasters'

With a call to generate and allocate necessary global funding for least developed countries that are facing natural disasters to strengthen the culture of disaster preparedness and investing in technology, the seventh Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2022 ended yesterday in Bali, Indonesia.

Bali conference lauds Bangladesh’s disaster management initiative for people with disabilities

Praising Bangladesh’s initiative to reduce disaster risks for people with disabilities, speakers said, reducing risks for all, leaving no one behind, is a very easy thing to say but difficult to accomplish. However, Bangladesh is showing the world how to reduce the disaster risks for all, even for people with disabilities.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

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.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

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.

August 10, 2022
August 10, 2022

Billions pour in to ramp up markets for bioplastics

In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic — manufactured in petrochemical plants — has had on the environment, companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from natural, renewable materials that can be safely composted or can biodegrade under the right conditions.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

'Generate, allocate global funding for least developed countries facing natural disasters'

With a call to generate and allocate necessary global funding for least developed countries that are facing natural disasters to strengthen the culture of disaster preparedness and investing in technology, the seventh Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2022 ended yesterday in Bali, Indonesia.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

Bali conference lauds Bangladesh’s disaster management initiative for people with disabilities

Praising Bangladesh’s initiative to reduce disaster risks for people with disabilities, speakers said, reducing risks for all, leaving no one behind, is a very easy thing to say but difficult to accomplish. However, Bangladesh is showing the world how to reduce the disaster risks for all, even for people with disabilities.

April 15, 2022
April 15, 2022

Climate protestors block 4 London bridges, oil terminals across UK

Climate-change protesters snarled traffic by blocking four London bridges on Friday, while other activists continued weeks of demonstrations targeting oil terminals across Britain.

April 2, 2022
April 2, 2022

Govt forming adaptation plan to address climate change: Minister

The government is formulating an effective national adaptation plan to address the risks of climate change based on the views of concerned ministries, departments, and the public.

March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022

British High Commissioner unveils Climate Resilient Infrastructures in Ctg

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson recently inaugurated climate-resilient community infrastructures in Cox's Bazar and Chattogram.

February 19, 2022
February 19, 2022

Climate finance deal may be affected due to geopolitics, warns Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has reiterated the need for global partnership to mobilize financing and technologies towards climate action and green transition.

February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022

Bangladesh can use South Korea’s strategy

A top World Bank official yesterday said Bangladesh can replicate South Korea’s post-pandemic strategy to address climate change issues, while keeping up its high economic growth.