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Fossil-Fuel Exporters Must Rethink Monetary Policy

by Rabah Arezki WASHINGTON, DC – In a 2015 speech, Mark Carney, the outgoing governor of the Bank of England, sparked a debate about whether monetary policymakers should look beyond the horizon of the business and credit cycles to ensure financial stability in light of the risks posed by climate change. More recently, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde has ... Read More »

Landing a Blow Against Climate Change

by Ibrahim Thiaw BONN – In the face of climate change, providing reliable supplies of renewable energy to all who need it has become one of the biggest development challenges of our time. Meeting the international community’s commitment to keep global warming below 1.5-2°C, relative to preindustrial levels, will require expanded use of bioenergy, carbon storage and capture, land-based mitigation ... Read More »

Shirin Akter Shela to be felicitated in USA

Culture Desk Shirin Akter Shela opened a new pathway for Bangladeshi female models by participating in the globally recognized beauty pageant Miss Universe contest in December last year. Miss Universe Bangladesh was officially launched for the first time in 2019. Shirin was crowned as Miss Universe Bangladesh on October 24 by Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen. Although she was not able ... Read More »

Including racism in the discussion of well-being at work

by Sarah Chander on 25th February 2020 The sociologist David Williams has said racism makes us sick and this is also true at work. How can we create workplaces which promote wellbeing for all? How work affects our mental health and the importance of wellbeing in the workplace is slowly beginning to be acknowledged. This is an important step forward. ... Read More »

Saving sparrows in cities, one nest at a time

by Nupur Roopa on 25 February 2020• The house sparrow was declared Delhi’s state bird in 2012. • Though facing multiple threats, the sparrow is categorized as “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List — a species evaluated as not needing conservation attention. • Rakesh Khatri’s Eco-Roots Foundation has created about 1,00,000 handmade nests and wooden birdhouses from 100% recyclable ... Read More »

South Zone emerge champions for fifth time beating East Zone

Chattogram – BCB South Zone emerged champions for fifth time making a record in the country’s first class cricket, Bangadesh Cricket League (BCL), beating Islami Bank East Zone by 105 runs in the final on the 4th day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city here on Tuesday. Earlier, South Zone clinched the BCL crown in 2013-14, ... Read More »