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Create conditions in Rakhine for Rohingya repatriation: NAM

‘Comprehensive, durable solution sought addressing root causes’ Dhaka, Oct 27 – The heads of state or government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) have underscored the importance of creating “conducive conditions” in Rakhine State for the voluntary return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Myanmar in a “safe, secure and dignified” manner. Read More »

Oceans as an investment priority

By Emma Navarro Oslo – The Earth’s oceans face many threats, none of which have quick fixes. Still, the solutions are known, and with a sufficiently broad coalition of partners, we can get the ball rolling on a number of fronts. Read More »

Wild fevervine herb discovered in N. China

A survey group has found a large cluster of wild Paederia scandens (Chinese fevervine) in north China’s Hebei Province during a field investigation for the fourth national survey on Chinese materia medica resources. The wild fevervine community, concentrating with a belt shape in Guxin Township of Shexian County, spans 1 km with a maximum width of 4 meters, according to ... Read More »

US wants BD postpones Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Dhaka, Oct 24 (UNB) – Appreciating the country for opening its borders to huge Rohingya refugees, the United States has urged Bangladesh to “postpone” its Rohingya relocation plan to Bhashan char until independent experts can determine it a suitable location, though Bangladesh is looking for a voluntary nature of relocation. Read More »

Climate leadership from developing countries

by Lee White, Tanguy Gahouma Libreville – When Gabon ratified the 2015 Paris climate agreement, its real work was just beginning. The main challenge was to find ways to conserve the country’s natu ral environment and address the growing climate crisis, while not limiting economic opportunities for its people. Almost four years later, we have a deeper understanding of the ... Read More »

Work on Lower Subansiri HEP sans people’s concerns opposed

October 21, 2019 SANDRP – With work on NHPC Ltd’s 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri hydro power project restarting after a wait of almost eight years, anti-dam organisations led by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) vowed to launch an intense resistance movement to stop further construction of the project. AASU, in a statement, alleged that ... Read More »

Climate Chance Summit, Africa ends adopting Accra Declaration

2,000 participants, representing 25 African nationalities and the diversity of committed actors engaged in the fight against climate change (local governments, businesses, unions, environmental NGOs, farmers, women and youth organisation, researchers) gathered over 3 days of work and networking at the Climate Chance Summit Africa in Accra, Ghana. Read More »