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  • Climate change on track to reduce ocean wildlife by 17%

    Climate change is set to empty the ocean of nearly a fifth of all living creatures, measured by mass, by the end of the century, researchers have calculated.

  • Climate change seen posing threat to global peace in next 10 years

    Climate change poses a threat to peace in countries around the world in the coming decade, according to an annual peace index released on Wednesday that factored in the risk from global warming for the first time.

  • State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam

    Berlin Conference: Dhaka for climate justice, compensation

    State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has asked for climate justice that needs to be established and demanded compensation and adequate financial and other assistance for adaptation measures.

  • In climate change-hit Bangladesh, hospital boats keep healthcare afloat

    Living on a secluded island in northern Bangladesh, several hours from the nearest hospital, Abdul Jalil believed he was destined to die blind. That changed earlier this month when the 67-year-oldunderwent free cataract surgery on a ship moored next to his home.

  • Conservatives keep power in 'miracle' Australia election victory

    Australia's ruling conservative coalition defies expectations to retain power in national elections, prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to declare: "I have always believed in miracles!"

  • Penguins suffer 'catastrophic' breeding failure

    The second largest Emperor penguin colony on Earth has suffered a "catastrophic" breeding failure after nearly all chicks born over three years died as their icy Antarctic habitat shrinks, researchers say.

  • Rising sea levels, rising threats

    Almost all states now agree on the emerging threats to security from climate change, especially risks from sea-level rise to global peace and security. Bangladesh is no exception. In fact, Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries from the threats of sea-level rise.

  • Climate change, Floodwater

    Shunned by investors, poorer nations seek to climate-proof growth

    As droughts and floods cut crop harvests and storms tear up buildings and power lines, countries vulnerable to climate change - from Bangladesh to Kenya and Guatemala - have proposed new ways to access cheaper financing to tackle the risks.

  • Children are at risk due to climate change, but they are also sources of solutions

    A recent report from Unicef mentions that 19 million (or one in three) children in Bangladesh are at risk from the effects of climate change.

  • Who will pull us out of the climate change conundrum?

    Every year since 1995, our leaders or their representatives met at the so-called Conference of Parties, debating climate change, global warming in particular.

  • How children are educating adults on climate change

    Over the last two decades or more, the global scientific community has been raising the alarm about climate change, through the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which were then considered by the governments of the world at the annual Conference of Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

  • How refugees, migrants and climate change are related

    At the global level there has been a recent set of decisions in the different fora dealing with refugees, migrants and climate change to bring the three issues together and plan better so that we can avoid potential future crisis.

  • Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits

    Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive, a new study has found.

  • The water business in the south west of Bangladesh

    There is a district in the south-west of Bangladesh which is at the epicentre of a drinking water crisis. A crisis that is being exacerbated everyday owing to the realities of climate change.

  • Climate change, Floodwater

    A talking point for COP25

    The topic of loss and damage from human-induced climate change has been a highly politically sensitive issue in international negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for many years with vulnerable developing countries, including Bangladesh, arguing in its favour and the rich countries arguing against it.

  • Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

    The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive says, responding to a Swedish teen who has inspired a global movement of children against global warming.

  • First climate change extinction

    Australia’s rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

    Australia officially declares a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct, making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change.

  • 2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5yrs could break records

    While 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking.

  • Norway's Arctic islands at risk of 'devastating' warming

    Icy Arctic islands north of Norway are warming faster than almost anywhere on Earth and more avalanches, rain and mud may cause "devastating" changes by 2100, a Norwegian report says.

  • 'Radical rethink' needed to tackle obesity, climate

    To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, says a major report calling for a 'global treaty' similar to one for tobacco control.

  • Climate Change: World 'losing the race'

    The world is "losing the race" against climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned yesterday, demanding bolder action from governments to arrest runaway warming.

  • Many coffee species threatened with extinction

    Climate change and deforestation are putting more than half the world's wild coffee species at risk of extinction, including the popular commercial coffees Arabica and Robusta, scientists warn.

  • COP24: All noise, no signals

    Climate change has become a political football in the last 20 years. The “un”-stable American genius once mocked climate change as a Chinese hoax.

  • Organic foods perhaps good for you, but bad for environment

    Organic food has been on the rise since it came into fashion; vegetables, fruit, grains, dairy and meat grown and processed using non-conventional methods not only tend to carry a hefty price tag, but are usually thought to be of higher quality and better for health, although production of organic food products may not be good for the environment.

  • 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.

  • COP24: Successes and failures

    After a time extension of an extra day, the Rulebook for the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP24 in Katowice, Poland on December 15. It is a significant achievement as it will enable all countries to implement all the different elements of the Paris Agreement in a manner that can be measured, reported and verified in a uniform manner.

  • Understanding the art of negotiation at COP24

    Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) all the countries meet each year at the annual Conference of Parties (COP) held in December—moving from continent to continent each year to review progress and agree on any new decisions.

  • Tackle 'greatest threat in thousands of years'

    British broadcaster and environmentalist David Attenborough urges world leaders, meeting in Poland to agree ways to limit global warming, to get on and tackle "our greatest threat in thousands of years".

  • The challenging economics of climate change

    Global climate change has become one of the dominant discourses in the scientific and public policy arena.

  • Transparency International Bangladesh TIB Report

    TIB calls for climate fund transparency

    Picking competent climate negotiators and maintaining transparency in spending funds are the key to realising global climate fund for the country, Transparency International Bangladesh said yesterday.

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