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Save biodiversity from Nature’s destruction, climate change

LONDON, May 13 2019 (IPS) – The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ report on the global state of biodiversity is shocking but not entirely surprising. The question is, how much more evidence and repeated warnings will it take for governments, companies and financial institutions to wake up to the urgency and act? The accelerating destruction of nature and climate ... Read More »

30 UN entities seek more action to deal with climate change

Dhaka, May 10 (UNB) – The leaders of more than 30 UN agencies and entities have issued a formal joint appeal for governments everywhere to “step up ambition and take concrete actions” to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. They made the call ahead of the landmark Climate Action Summit which has been convened by UN chief ... Read More »

Jobs for Chawkbazar victims, families mulled: Minister

Dhaka, Feb 26 (UNB) – The government is planning to provide jobs to survivors and family members of Chawkbazar fire victims, said Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed on Tuesday. “Chawkbazar fire is a tragic incident,” he said after visiting the blaze victims at Burn Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). “We’ve been providing compensations to the families of the ... Read More »

UN stresses Dhaka’s strong disaster response capacity

UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo addresses the opening of the 4th annual session of Regional Consultative Group on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Dhaka on Thursday, Jan 24, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 24 (UNB) – UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo on Thursday highlighted how a strong response capacity to disasters ties into longer-term needs by allowing countries to ... Read More »