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Bangladesh spends $5.0b per year to address climate change impact

Bangladesh spends $5.0b per year to address climate change impact

Bangladesh’s economy could achieve 10 per cent GDP growth if it had not been impacted by climate change, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Monday informing that Bangladesh suffered a loss of 2.0 per cent of GDP every year due to this impact.

“In addition, we spent n... Read More

Spend less on defence, more on climate crisis

Spend less on defence, more on climate crisis

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday urged developed countries to divert five to 10 percent of their defence expenditure to initiatives for stopping climate-induced displacement.

The minister said each year, 6,50,000 people are uprooted from their homes in Bangladesh.

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Climate-induced migration poses security risks: FM

Climate-induced migration poses security risks: FM

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Monday warned that climate-induced migration poses grave security risks that might go beyond national borders.

‘We remain sensitised to the fact that climate-induced forced migration can pose serious security risks with spill-over effects beyond... Read More

JS body suggests power lines cut

JS body suggests power lines cut

A parliamentary watchdog on Sunday asked the environment ministry to ensure snapping of power connections to industries under the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate for causing excessive pollution.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment, Forest and Climate Change had earlier a... Read More

The slow death of Dhaleshwari

The slow death of Dhaleshwari

The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday placed grave statistics before a parliamentary body on the state of Dhaleshwari river, saying aquatic life and biodiversity of the river are being destroyed due to unbridled pollution caused by the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate.

DoE at a m... Read More

Bangladesh’s progress commendable

Bangladesh’s progress commendable

Praising Dhaka's initiative to reduce disaster risks for people with disabilities, speakers yesterday said reducing risks for all is easy to talk about but difficult to implement, but Bangladesh is showing the world how to do so.

They said the declaration that was adopted in Dhaka i... Read More

Who will ring the bell?

Who will ring the bell?

When the International Cricket Council (ICC) unanimously gave Bangladesh full membership and made the country the tenth Test-playing nation in June 2000, the immediate reaction from then Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Saber Hossain Chowdhury was that it would inspire Bangladesh&... Read More

Bangladesh yet to become a ‘Test nation’

Bangladesh yet to become a ‘Test nation’

“I was leaving anyway, but the way it has been done is in very bad taste. It would be nice if they could have been man enough to speak to me.”

A heartbroken Gordon Greenidge had this to say when the British press asked him the reason behind his sudden sacking from the positi... Read More

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