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Climate Change Victims save endangered Sundarbans Dolphins

By Rafiqul Islam Khulna, Bangladesh, Oct 23 2019 (IPS) – Israfil Boyati lives along the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal. In the past, he used to catch fish in the canals and rivers of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove forest — one of the world’s largest and habitat to many endangered species, including the Bengal tigers and freshwater dolphins. But Boyati ... Read More »

Climate Chance Summit -Africa 2019: Stepping up local action

Non-state actors at the heart of the fight against climate change The Climate Chance Summit – Africa 2019 will take place in Accra, Ghana, from October 16th until October 18th at the International Conference Centre. It will be a wide gathering of 2,000 non-state actors fighting climate change on the African continent, including local governments, businesses, trade unions, environmental NGOs, ... Read More »

Nature’s solution to climate change – whale cabon captor

By Ralph Chami, Sena Oztosun, Thomas Cosimano, and Connel Fullenkamp Scientific research now indicates more clearly than ever that our carbon footprint—the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere where it contributes to global warming through the so-called greenhouse effect—now threatens our ecosystems and our way of life. But efforts to mitigate climate change face two significant challenges. Read More »

Actions not words: Promises made at UN climate action summit

23 September 2019, Climate Change – UN Secretary-General warned leaders not to come to his landmark Climate Action Summit with beautiful speeches, but to present concrete plans for cutting harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and strategies for carbon neutrality by 2050. So what, exactly, was promised at Monday’s all-day event at UN Headquarters in New York? Read More »

At UN, Trump focuses on religious freedom, not climate

United Nations, Sept 24 (AP/UNB) — President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters. Read More »

নিরাপদ পৃথিবীর দাবিতে জলবায়ু ধর্মঘট: জরুরি পদক্ষেপ আহ্বান

ঢাকা, ২০ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৯ – জলবায়ু ন্যায্যতা এবং শূন্য কার্বন নিঃসরণের জন্য জরুরি পদক্ষেপ গ্রহণের দাবি নিয়ে জলবায়ু ধর্মঘটে শুক্রবার ঢাকার রাস্তায় নামে শত শত তরুণ। তাদের দাবি, পৃথিবী একটাই আর এই পৃথিবীকে রক্ষা করতে হলে জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন প্রতিরোধে পদক্ষেপ গ্রহণ করতে হবে এখনই। Read More »

World leaders must not let down climate protesters

Mostafa Kamal Majumder Three thousand school and college students in Dhaka joined the Global Climate Strike carrying placards seeking climate justice, an end to the use of fossil fuels and chanted slogans urging action from global leaders to protect Planet Earth from climate catastrophes. Read More »

Greta Thunberg to lead Global Climate Strike on Friday

The international protest from 150 countries will come ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit. Young people from around the world are leading a massive coordinated strike from school on Friday, September 20, to protest government and business inaction on climate change. It is likely to be one of the largest environmental protests in history. Read More »

জলবায়ু বাজেটের যথাযথ বাস্তবায়ন নিশ্চিতে মনিটরিং কমিটি গঠনের দাবি

ঢাকা, ০৮ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৯ – জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন সম্পর্কিত বরাদ্দকৃত বাজেটের যথাযথ বাস্তবায়ন এবং প্রভাব পরিমাপের জন্য স্বচ্ছতা ও জবাবদিহিতা নিশ্চিতে সরকারি, বেসরকারি ও সুশীল সমাজ সংস্থাসমূহের সম্মিলিত উদ্যোগে মনিটরিং টাস্কফোর্স গঠন করা জরুরি বলে মন্তব্য করেছেন পরিবেশ বিশেষজ্ঞরা। Read More »

Food sovereignty Africa’s solution to food, climate crises

For Africa, the climate crisis is a food crisis. The continent will need more food to cope with a growing population, but it is estimated that global warming could cause a 10-20% reduction in Africa’s overall food production. If nothing is done to reverse course, Africa’s food imports will triple between now and 2025, reaching over $110 billion. The UN ... Read More »

Eastern Caribbean takes up strategy for blue-green economy

By Jewel Fraser Saint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, Sep 3 2019 (IPS) – Micro, small and medium enterprises as well as niche markets and experiences such as bee tourism may well hold the key for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States as countries of that sub-region, known as the OECS, ramp up efforts to build economies that are resilient to ... Read More »