climate crisis

Flood in Sylhet is the price we’re paying for ignoring nature

This means we need to find a balance between development and environmental conservation, and the time to act is now.

Living in a furnace: Is there any way to beat the heat?

Dhaka stares down a fiery future, one choked by relentless heat. But there is hope.

Tk 100cr allocation proposed for tackling climate crisis

Finance Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali has proposed to set aside a special allocation of Tk 100 crore for climate change and environmental protection in the national budget for the fiscal year 2024-25

A disappearing forest

At a time when efforts to combat climate change repercussions have intensified through forest conservation and extensive tree plantations, thousands of trees, across different species, are succumbing to adverse effects of climate change in the reserve forest area of Kuakata sea beach in Patuakhali district.

Why planting as many trees as possible may not be the solution to the climate crisis

The heatwave currently searing Bangladesh has led to renewed focus on reforestation efforts. On social media, calls to take up tree-planting drives, and even take on the challenge of creating a world record for planting trees are being peddled

COP28: Progress for women, but Bangladesh deserves more

COP28 offered progress, albeit slow; but time is a luxury that nations like Bangladesh cannot afford.

Central banks should be fighting the climate crisis – here’s why

Central banks are public institutions, charged with maintaining economic stability through controlling the supply of money in an economy.

What causes poverty to rise with ‘prosperity’?

A great majority of the world population today is not in control of their fate.

Monitor groundwater to manage it better

Climate impact on groundwater and solutions

December 17, 2023
December 17, 2023

COP28’s hollow victory

It is difficult to not feel defeated by COP28’s end results.

December 3, 2023
December 3, 2023

Without proper follow-up, what is the point of COP28?

We don’t have the time anymore, and we, as the climate action community, are tired of saying this ad nauseam.

November 30, 2023
November 30, 2023

COP28 is an opportunity, if we all play our part

Regardless of which country you look at in the world, one crisis is evident everywhere: the climate crisis.

November 14, 2023
November 14, 2023

A plea for common humanity

Attitudes that insist on finding differences rather than commonalities are troubling.

August 12, 2023
August 12, 2023

Good governance is a bad idea

The good governance agenda has lost its label, but it lives on, and it has become an existential threat.

July 9, 2023
July 9, 2023

Winning the fight for women’s land rights

While the world enjoys the fruits of their labour, they often have no say or control over the land they work.

April 18, 2023
April 18, 2023

More heatwaves are coming our way. Are we prepared?

We need to rapidly find ways to deal with heat stress.

April 13, 2023
April 13, 2023

Besides forex reserves, nature needs replenishing too

Nature wants to be treated right and climate change impacts will become even harsher if positive changes are not incorporated in the current practices.

January 3, 2023
January 3, 2023

How can we stop the super-rich from polluting planet?

The fury came fast when makeup mogul Kylie Jenner posted a photograph last July of her and her boyfriend Travis Scott flanked by two private jets and captioned "you wanna take mine or yours?"

December 27, 2022
December 27, 2022

A youth climate activist's reflections on COP27

COP27 marked significant progress by officially recognising, for the first time, that young people can be effective agents of change.

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