What we expect from COP26

In the run-up to the 26th session of the talks of United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, United Kingdoms (UK) that were launched in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the government of the world’s richest countries are now making ever-lauder claims that they are effectively confronting global warming by pledging to attain `Net Zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (the USA, UK and Europe) or 2060 (China).

About 50 thousand people around the globe would be emitted about 50 to 70 thousands tCO2e for their travel, are preparing to attend the conference to negotiate ambitious emission reduction. The developing nations, particularly the climate vulnerable nations with poor economic conditions which are contributing least to the global warming and suffering the most from its effects will demand climate finance, particularly forgotten promises of riches, made more than a decade ago, to provide $100 billion per year to support adaptation with climate change.

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Global cooperation for protecting planet and humankind

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina virtually addresses the high-level roundtable event held on the sidelines of the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday, September 24, 2020 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday placed a five points actions for global leaders at the high level roundtable on climate change held at the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA@75) to protect the planet and humankind from the adversities of the climate changes.

Five points action for global leaders:
1. Increase international cooperation to protect the planet and mankind;
2. Polluting countries must increase their NDCs through necessary mitigation measures and keep global temperatures bellow 1.50C;
3. Implement all articles of the Paris Agreement;
4. Keep the promised funds and make it available to climate vulnerable countries.
5. Recognize the global responsibility for rehabilitation of climate induced displaced people.
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Resilience and Recovery: Highlighting Solutions for the G20 on Climate and Sustainability

I’ll urge G20 countries to mainstream the issue of losses and damages as in many parts of the world the environmental losses have become permanent and irreparable

Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the G20 has a greater responsibility to come forward with stronger commitment to mobilise global support to address the issue of displacement or climate refugees. “Peace and security of all will largely depend on how we’ll be able to manage this forced displacement of innocent people,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the “Resilience and Recovery: Highlighting Solutions for the G20 on Climate and Sustainability” virtually from her official residence as keynote speaker organised by F20 Foundations and King Khaled Foundation, reports UNB.

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Riches must bear the burnt of climate change

Radha Rani (36). Husband Krishna Das, a fisherman. Living near of the Brahmaputra river. Fishing is their means of livelihood. She has two sons Lakshman, Phulbabu and two daughters Lakshmi and Swarasati in Gogat village No. 1 of Kamarjani union of Gaibandha. She has lost her home several times due to river erosion caused by floods. About 548 sq km of Gaibandha Sadar, Sundarganj, Fulchhari and Saghata upazilas have been submerged in the river in the last 146 years due to erosion of Teesta and Jamuna rivers including Brahmaputra river. And in this long time, about 4 lakh people of these four upazilas have lost everything due to river erosion. Total 40 districts of Bangladesh has been affected by floods this year during June-August causing a total loss about BDT 6000 crore. The cyclone Amphan occured in 20 May of this year has claimed the financial loss Tk 11.5 billion.

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Teesta River Comprehensive Management and Restoration project

1st June 2019
Safiar Rahman, General Secretary
Save Teesta, Save the River Committee
7 September 2020
Shafiar Rahman, General Secretary
Save Teesta, Save the River Committee

People adjacent of Teesta River are dreaming a city like Switzerland and Singapore while the government has taken a mega plan to develop the Teesta Region with financial assistance of about eight thousands crore taka of Chinese government. “The beach-like marine drives would be built in the both side of the river Teesta, so that tourist and people go long drive smoothly, hotel-motel and power plant would be built”, leaders of the movement committee on `Save the Teesta, Save the River’ said. On 8 September 2020, on a consultative meeting, the leaders of the committee has also expressed their gratitude to the Prime Minister for hearing their long times demand.

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Dammed river, dead river: A case study on Teesta
Package Deal Between Bangladesh and India
Houses are disappearing in front of eye…
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Government should respond immediately

The country had been facing severe floods in three times since 26 May, the longest period of flood in the history of Bangladesh. Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief said, `1,026 unions in 160 upazila’s are still in flood-prone condition and 7 lakh 92 thousand 748 families of these unions are waterlogged, 49 lakh 52 thousand 438 people have been affected.”

The ongoing heavy raining has increased the suffering of flood prone people. The Meteorological Department said that moderate to heavy rains are likely in the south-western and south-central coastal areas of the country in the next 24 hours. Although the river water has not reached the danger level, the suffering of the flood-affected people is not decreasing due to heavy rains. But the flood situation could remain stable. The official of Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief said the incidence of floods would ease after this week. But now the flood hit people are suffering in the rain.

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Silence must be heard

On the advice of the local MP and under the supervision of the Upazila Chairman, Union Chairman and other leaders, about 21,000 local people were able to stop the tidal water by constructing a ring embankment at Gobra Ghatakhali in Koyra after Amphan. Ring embankment of was built in the Lebubunia of Gabura Union of Shyamnagar also.
But today the tidal water is entering the locality again with cracks in 5 places of Ghatakhali embankment. The people of the village are running again with spades and pickaxes to prevent the breakage of the embankemnt.

If a small budget was allocated to the Union Parishads for the repair of the embankment every year, the Union Parishads and the local people could repair the embankment themselves and reduce the suffering of the people.
It is too late for us to reach a conclusion. It also increases the amount of damage. The shaky embankments need to be repaired immediately with a quick decision. Later, step-by-step construction of sustainable embankments and coastal boards may be decided.

Lebubunia, gabura, shyamnagar

Shyamnagar: Lebubunia, Gabura Embankment at risk, the tide water entering the locality
Courtesy: Photo taken from Shahin Billah.

  • It’s been three months since the super cyclone Amphan hit the coast. In these three months, the earth has rotated on its axis 90 times, orbiting the sun by a quarter, and many countries have returned to normal after overcoming the epidemic. But what about our coast? How are our people in this area? To understand that, the above pictures are enough, the people of the land coast have been living in the water like aquatic animals for three months.
    Shahin Billah, Volunteer, Jalbayu Parishad, Shyamnagar and also works with other network and media.

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Flooding will rise up to 50 per cent by 2100

Future Extreme Sea Level Rise by 2100

Flooding will rise up to 50 per cent in the next 60 years due to climate chance, endangering millions of lives, a new research warns. Researchers say that would mean about 77 million more people will be at risk of experiencing flooding, a rise of 52 per cent to 225 million. The flooding risks costing the global economy $14.2trillion (£10.9 trillion) – 20 per cent of global GDP, according to the study. The analysis, led by scientists at the University of Melbourne in Australia and involving University of East Anglia (UEA) researchers, is based on a climate scenario where carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere continue to rise rapidly.

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Developing Team for New Normal World

Like others, we have been also running ‘Office from Home‘ since March 25 of this year to adapt with the situation arises due to coronavirus and search a way to continue the programme of climate finance which we have been implementing since 2017. Despite the difficulties of conducting activities with the community from home, it is ongoing but slowly. To adapt with the situation, weekly meetings with team members have been organized by the Secretariat at Facebook Messenger to maintain contact with local office colleagues, develop work plans and monitor progress in order to implement the programme of climate finance. But the extra noise created in Facebook Messenger, we made a decision to buy the zoom software. Today, the weekly meeting was held in Zoom which we purchased recently. Although we have participated at the meeting held in Zoom organized by others, but we never create a zoom meeting. That is why; there were some technical problems in today’s meeting. Now we have to solve those technical problems.

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Behind a decision …

People’s role on decision making of government

Whether the people of the country have any role to play in the decisions that government takes, there have different opinion among the folks. However, despite the limitations of public participation in the decisions of the government, but the decisions of government indirectly reflect the aspirations of the people that different folks or organizations from the social sphere raises continuously on behalf of the people.

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Climate change, natural disasters and poverty situations during the Corona period

People who lost their employment due to cyclones, floods and natural disasters come to Dhaka in search of work, but this year, people are leaving the capital city, Dhaka losing their means of income due to the invisible assassin, Corona. According to BIDS research, 13 percent of people have lost their means of income or employment during Corona time. It has been calculated that 2 crore 84 lakh people from 61 lakh families who have lost their jobs are in crisis of daily life including food and basic household expenses. According to Ahsan S. Mansoor, executive director of the Policy Research Institute, ‘4 to 5 crore people are not getting food regularly. About 1 crore 25 lakh people have become unemployed. Many have moved to the villages. Due to Corona, the poverty line has risen from 20 percent to 40 percent.’

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Bangladeshi CSOs Campaign During Global Climate Strike

In solidarity with the Global Climate Strike held on 20-27 September, several rights-based organizations namely Center for Participatory Research and Development – CPRD, COAST Trust, Coastal Development Partnership (CDP), Network on Climate Change – Bangladesh (NCC-B) and Shariatpur Development Society (SDS) organized a human chain in front of the National Press Club, Dhaka on 20 September, 2019. The speakers from the human chain urged the world leaders to undertake immediate actions to combat global warming. Md. Shamsuddoha of CPRD, Badrul Alam of Bangladesh Krishak Federation, Pradip Kumar Roy of Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihood (CSRL), Mustafa Kamal Akanda of Coast Trust and Atikul Islam Tipu of Coastal Development Partnership (CDP) shared their opinion in the event.

Global Climate Strike, 19 September 2019

Md. Shamsuddoha said that the rise of atmospheric carbon concentration- so as the Earth’s average temperature- is just alarming. The Earth has already experienced a rise in temperature by 1.1 degrees C from the pre-industrial level and we are heading towards the ‘complete collapse’ of the Earth’s Systems as scientists predict that there will be a rise in the global average temperature by 4 to 5 degree Centigrade if we fail to initiate deep emission cut from now. He added that the countries that are historically responsible for global warming should act now for emission reduction and also should provide adequate finances to save the communities and countries that are exposed to the climate-induced risks and vulnerabilities. He demanded climate justice from the countries responsible for climate change.

Badrul Alam stated that it has been four years since the Paris Agreement is agreed upon by the countries but no strong political initiative has been taken to date to tackle the impacts of climate change. Ironically, U.S. President Donald Trump announced to pull the country out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Pradip Kumar Roy of CSRL mentioned that if global leaders don’t act right now to stop fossil fuel-based industrialization, the global average temperature will cross the border mark of 1.50C and might rise up to 3-40C by the end of 2100.

Atikul Islam Tipu said that global leaders must act above their national interests and come to a consensus to protect the world. He urged the countries responsible for carbon emissions to accept the liability and undertake immediate measures for emission reduction.

The speakers demanded to keep the temperature below 1.50C above the pre-industrial level to save planet Earth from the unavoidable and irreversible adversities of climate change.

Common Position of South Asia to pressure the riches for climate solution

16 February 2014: We should think beyond the Nation- state for facing climate crisis. What could South Asia do in this regard? South Asia can come to.a common position to pressure the riches who are responsible for climate crisis.: Mr. Sanjoy Vhasist, Mr. Soumyua Dutta, Mr. Sarba Khadka, Mr. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury is in.a.brief session on Climate Change in South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges at COAST Trust,.organised by Equity Bd.
17 February 2014: South Asian Civil Society should come together with a common agenda: Seminar on Climate Change in South Asian Countries: Opportunities and Challenges for regional cooperation organized by Equity Bd, CSRL-Oxfam in association with European Union held in Dhaka.

BANGLADESH: GOVERNMENT URGED TO INTEGRATE CLIMATE ADAPTATION IN THE BUDGET

Fifteen Bangladeshi civil society organizations urged the government to integrate climate adaptation measures in the national budget and to give thrust on self finance or local resource mobilization. In a press conference, the groups warned that it would be unwise to expect or depend on foreign aid in this regard.

The plan was proposed by the groups to the Finance Minister and to all legislators prior to the budgetary debate. The memorandum was prepared after consultations held in seven divisions, ten districts, four national seminars and twenty five group discussion, with the participation of climate victims and civil society organizations based on the climate change strategic action plan prepared by the government in 2009.

The group designed eleven priority actions: the construction of coastal embankment, long term steps to reduce river erosion, land zoning to preserve agricultural land, excavation of ponds and canals to increase reservation of surface water, inclusion of climate issue in all level of education, extension of BADC up to upazila level to promote local seeds, innovation of  alternative water source in hilly areas, improving drinking water and sanitation in urban areas, construction of housing in urban areas for slum dwellers, extension and more allocation in health service and population control.

They have also proposed reforms in the water development board, providing more authority to forest and environment in conducting trial of mangrove grabbers, integration of land and agriculture ministries for implementation of climate adaptive projects.

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, chief moderator of the Equity and Justice Working Group (EquityBD), said that climate impacts are already vivid and acute, warned that the country can not wait for foreign aid to mitigate the damages.

When developed countries enjoyed good economic health, they hardly earmarked 0.7% of their gross national product to development assistance, and that goal will be harder to reach in the middle of the current crisis, Chowdhury noted.

The activist also said that it is possible to finance climate adaptation with local resources if the country reforms its tax system, minimizes corruption and revenue costs, prioritizes development projects and mobilizes local governments.

Badrul Alam (Bangladesh Krishok Federation), Mizanur Rahman Bijoy (Network on Climate Change), Jahangir Hossain Masum (Coastal Development Partnership), Prodip Kumar Roy (Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihood/On Line Knowledge Society) and Mostafa Kamal Akanda (EquityBD) also took part in the press conference.

The groups that support the proposal are BAPA, BIPNetCCBD, CCDF, CSRL, CFGN, EquityBD, NCCB, BKF, OKS, CGC, CDP, BKS, Humanity Watch, PRAN and VOICE.

ADB breaks important ground on climate-induced migration

The global development community is just beginning to discover the extent to which climate change is a driver of displacement and migration across the world. According to the Internal Displacement and Monitoring Center, more than 42 million people were displaced in Asia and the Pacific since January 2010, and many of these individuals were forced to move by storms, floods, or other weather-related events or natural hazards. In the same report, IDMC reveals that the Asia-Pacific region accounted for 77 percent to 87 percent of the total number of people displaced worldwide from 2008-2010.

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Online Action Week 2011

Online Action Week 2011

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Online Knowledge Society is observing Online Action Week 2011, starting on International Volunteer Day (05 December 2011) and to be concluded on International Human Rights Day (10 December 2011). The following topics are discussed during the week under the theme of Youth Employment:

05.12.2011: Volunteerism and Youth Employment.
06.12.2011: Right to Food and Youth Employment.
07.12.2011: Climate Change and Youth Employment.
08.12.2011: Agriculture and Youth Employment.
09.12.2011: Coperative, Enterprise Development and Youth Employment.
10.12.2011: Human Rights and Youth Employment.

Please visit the link and you are requested also to participate in the discussion.

Rights activists blast EU position on MDTF

 

Citizen Protest against DFID conspiracy to involve World Bank as Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MTDF)

Photo: Atikul Islam Polash, EquityBD, Please read the Statement: Unite against World Bank Conspiracy with MTDF

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News from Media:

Rights activists on Monday criticised the suggestion of the European Union ambassador to Dhaka, Stefan Frowein that the World Bank should manage Bangladesh’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund on a temporary basis.    They termed neo-colonial the EU position on MDTF, saying they have been consistently pushing Bangladesh government to accept World Bank in managing the fund.

‘The statement from the EU ambassador and state minister for environment and forest on MDTF is contradictory as the state minister recently said the Bangladesh government should have sole authority over the fund,’ Prodip K Roy of Online Knowledge Centre told a human chain.

An alliance of nineteen rights organisations, led by EquityBD, formed the human chain programme in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka. Mostafa Kamal Akanda of EquityBD moderated the programme addressed, among others, by Feroze Ahmed of Lead Trust, Shipra Das of Kishani Shova, Tusar Rehman of Citizen Rights Movement and Rezaul Karim Chowdhury and Shasuddoha of EquityBD. They also criticised the EU for imposing conditions on inclusion of the World Bank in management of MDTF.

The rights groups attending the programme are Arpon, AMKS, Eso, Bangladesh Krishak Federation, CSRL, EquityBD, Kishani Shova, Lead Trust, On Line Knowledge Centre, Potikrit, La via Campesina, MFTD, Prantik, Purbasha, RCASV, Swadin Bangla, Garments Sromik Federation, Solidarity Workshop, Sirajgonj Flood Forum and Uddipan.

Feroze Ahmed of Lead Trust in his speech said two-third of the World Bank projects across the world depend on fossil fuel, which are causing carbon emission. Besides, most of the WB projects in Bangladesh have failed, so the WB should not be involved with any projects anymore, he added. Shipra Das of Kishani Shova said the EU and other developed countries are the major carbon emitters and they must compensate first to climate change-affected countries without any condition. Tusar Rehman of Citizen Rights Movement said the government must maintain sovereignty in climate fund and such a fund should be channelled through an independent foundation. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD said unless the government finaliaes the management modalities of MDTF.

Source: The Daily New Age, 16 March 2010, http://www.newagebd.com/2010/mar/16/nat.html

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20 rights bodies condemn EU Terms for fund

Members of different rights organization formed a human chain in front of National Press Club yesterday in protest against EU condition to include World Bank in the management of Multi Donor Trust Fund. NN photo

 Staff Reporter, The New Nation

An alliance of twenty rights organizations, led by EquityBD, condemned the EU for imposing conditionality to include the WB in the management of MDTF. They criticized a recent statement of the Ambassador of the European Union, Mr. Stefan, while he suggested the World Bank to manage the country’s Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) on a temporary basis.

They termed EU position on MDTF as neo-colonial as they have been consistently pushing Bangladesh to accept World Bank to manage the multi donor trust fund. The rights organizations expressed such views through organizing human chain and rally in front of the National Press Club. Mostafa Kamal Akanda of EquityBD moderated the rally while, among others, Prodip K Roy of Online Knowledge Center, Feroze Ahmed of Lead Trust, Shipra Das of Kishani Shova, Tusar Rehman of Citizen Rights Movement, Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD, and Md. Shamsuddoha of EquityBD spoke.

The organizations of the rights groups include; Arpon, AMKS, Eso, Bangladesh Krishak Federation, CSRL, EquityBD, Kishani Shova, Lead Trust, On line knowledge center, Potikrit, La via campesina, MFTD, Prantik, Purbasha, RCASV, Swadin Bangla Garments Sramik Federation, Solidarity Workshop, Sirajgonj Flood Forum, Uddipan and EquityBD.

Prodip K Roy of Online Knowledge Center mentioned that statement from the EU Ambassador and State Minister for Environment and Forest on the management of MDTF is contradictory, while Minister mentioned the government of Bangladesh will have sole authority over the fund.

Feroze Ahmed mentioned that, two third of the World Bank projects still on fossil fuel projects, which are causing carbon emission. Moreover most of the World Bank project in Bangladesh is failed project, so the WB should not be involved with any projects anymore.

Tusar Rehman mentioned that, Government must maintain sovereignty in climate fund and such a fund should be channelled through independent foundation.

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD mentioned that their movement will continue till government will not finalize management modalities of MDTF.

Source: The New Nation, 16 March 2010, http://ebiz.ittefaq.com/issues/2010/03/16/news0231.htm

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Bangladesh rejects £60m of climate aid from UK

The Bangladeshi government objects to grant money being channelled through the World Bank, which it says will attach unfavourable “strings and conditions”

The Bangladeshi government is refusing to accept a £60m donation from Britain to help it cope with the impact of global warming, because of a dispute over how the money will be provided.

Officials in the Department for International Development (Dfid) are insisting that the money, part of a pledge to provide developing countries with climate finance, is channelled through the World Bank. Bangladesh has objected to the role of the bank, which it says will attach unfavourable “strings and conditions”.

Britain is expected to press Bangladesh to change its mind at a two-day meeting in the country starting tomorrow. If it refuses, the money may be withdrawn. The row comes days after Gordon Brown accepted a UN offer to co-chair an advisory group responsible for climate change financing.

“If this money is channelled through the World Bank and the IMF it will attract strings and conditions which are not favourable to Bangladesh”, said a spokesman for the Bangladeshi government. “If the money goes [via the bank] then it does not go to its real purpose. [We] want it to go through the UN.”

The Guardian revealed last summer that under the UK plan, known as the Multi Donor Trust Fund for Climate Change, £4.9m of the pledge will not reach Bangladesh but will be siphoned off by the bank as administration costs.

Campaigners from the World Development Movement (WDM), Jubilee Debt Campaign and Friends of the Earth plan to protest tomorrow at Dfid over the UK proposals. They are also concerned that further payments planned for Bangladesh are loans, the repayment of which they say will force the country further into debt.

Tim Jones of the WDM said: “The UK must be careful not to fall into the pattern of its former colonial ways by imposing conditions on an independent country. The World Bank is a deeply mistrusted institution that through its lending to developing countries has increased inequality, carbon emissions and debt in those countries.”

A group of 30 British and Bangladeshi campaign groups has suggested an alternative mechanism under which Bangladesh would distribute all the money through a national board.

Md Shamsuddoha, a campaigner with Justice and Equity Bangladesh, said: “Channelling climate funds through the World Bank is a trickery of the British government to weaken the argument for channelling funds through the United Nations or national funds. Developing countries are opposing involvement of the World Bank in the management of climate finance because of its long history of imposing economic conditions on developing countries, fuelling unjust debts and promoting dirty development.”

The £60m fund has also drawn criticism from the Bangladesh government because it will be paid from within existing Dfid budgets, potentially draining resources from other projects. Britain has pledged several times that such climate finance should be provided on top of existing aid commitments.

A Dfid spokesperson said: “The government of Bangladesh will have full control over how the fund will be spent, with the World Bank simply administering the money. This approach is a tried and tested financial mechanism that ensures UK investment is used effectively.

“The World Bank has a proven track record of administering funds on behalf of contributing donors and recipient governments.”

Source: David Adam and John Vidal, guardian.co.uk, Monday 15 February 2010

Countdown CLIMATE TALKS

19.12.2009

Copenhagen Accord on Climate Change

Copenhagen Deal: Key PointsSculpture of a globe in Copenhagen, Denmark

World Media React on Climate Deal

Copenhagen Deal: Reaction in quote

Copenhagen climate deal meet qualified UN welcome

Meaningful deal reached at Copenhagen Climate Summit 

Graphic of global warming projection (Image: BBC)

 

President Obama warns leaders over climate summit deal

Draft Climate accord seems inadequate: Political agreements falls short of expected emission cut and assistance for adaptation; world leaders busy in last-minute talks before signing today

US, China offer no new emission cuts: India seeks more climate talks in 2010

Key climate document leaked

President Obama said it was time to act. And if we are to act, then I have to ask you – starting from now, please fulfil the Kyoto Protocol
Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

Climate funds start to take shape at UN talks

Emission cut pleadges fall away short

Climate change impacts on biodiversity of Sundarbans

Can Copenhagen deliver `hope’ for Bangladesh

Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in Pacific Islands

It is now evident that beating global warming will require a radically different model of politics than the one in Copenhagen
John Sauven, Greenpeace UK

18.12.2009

Khulna under grave risk: Climate report sees it among 15 most threaten cities

Khaleda wants 25 pc more carbon cut: She slates govt’s lobbying for `handouts’ at Copenhagen

New climate deal may have to wait: Developed and developing nations fail to burry differences

World Leaders pledge support: Hasina urges them to give priority to mankind

Poor cannot be secrified to climate pact: Indian PM

17.12.2009

COPENHAGEN LATEST (From BBC)

  • Australia’s Kevin Rudd, Indonesia’s Susilo Yudhoyono, France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany’s Angela Merkel among world leaders due to address the conference on Thursday
  • Japan offers $5bn a year to poor nations if a deal is reached
  • Australia, France, Japan, Norway, the UK and US collectively commit $3.5bn over three years to combating deforestation
  • Ethiopia, on behalf of African Union, endorses the G8 and EU target for maximum temperature rise of 2C
Updated: 04:59 GMT, 17 December

New Climate deal may have to wait (LATEST) 

Poor must get full costs of adaptation: Hasina demands at Climate Summit; urges rich nations to rise above pretty interests

No headway in carbon cut: Climate summit chiefs resigns amid protests

Hasina seeks consensus on emission cut: Meeting with Brown

Climate change a `ticking time of bomb’ for food: UN experts say

16.12.2009

Copenhagen police battle climate protesters

Obama phones Hasina, says US to Stand by Bangladesh

No climate deal yet insight: Negotiators struggle to close up gaps, Hasina arrives

4 Leaders assess climate talks progress

Seal a deal to change history: UN cheif urges nations

Climate Change: Realise compensation from rich states

15.12.2009

Climate talks resume: Developing countries return for informal consultations on procedural issues

Hasina off to Copenhagen

Bangladesh, UK parliamentary group presents inquary report

`Acidifying occeans’ threaten food supply, warns UK

Reduce carbon emmission : Speakers urges developed nations

EU seeks twin-track push for climate deal

14.12.2009

WB pledges help in battle of climate

Photo Exebition on Climate Change: Effective utilisation of climate funds

Gayoom calls on Hasina: Consequences of climate change discussed

Introduce early warning system for tornado

Brown updates Hasina on Adaptatin Fund

13.12.2009

Climate Adapation techniques: Using Indigenious knowledge and experiences sharing needed

Brick kilns going green: Operator eye benefit from carbon trading

Call for Legal Framework to save climate refuzees: Copenhagen Cliamte Conference

Climate Change: Compensation for affected state demanded

Human Chain on Sea Beach

12.12.2009

Climate Change Aid: Poor nations to get 7.2 billions euros from EU

Bangladesh showcases adaptation experiences

Rich nations must give compensation: Says Motia on Climate Change Impacts

Address climate change issue as national crisis: EU envoys urges political leaders

Bangladesh needs $4.2 billions to save coastal people

Climate change threathen human security: FM

Catastrophic impact of Climate Change on health

11.12.2009

Climate Fund: LDCs kept in wait

Soros: Finance gap could wreck climate talks

10.12.2009

Dhaka demands new framework to benefit LDCs: Small islanders stage protest on climate change

Denish text leak sparks debate over talks success

Hasina asks developed nations to cut emission

09.12.2009

Bangladesh worst climate-hit: Global Climate Risk Index shows around 8,241 killed annually in last decade

Adaptation Fund: LDCs not happy with progress

Bangaldesh to demand 15pc of Adaptation Fund: Hasan

08.12.2009

Act Now or Lose: World Leaders urges as UN Climate Summit opens in Copenhagen

Bangladesh points at Bali Mandate

Rally behind Bangladesh

Think beyound Copenhagen

PM for raising capacity to fight fall out

EU to offer poor countries billions for climate change

People Worldwide want action on climate change

07.12.2009

An SOS from Newspaper: Today 56 newspapers in 44 countries take the unprecedented step of speaking with one voice through a common editorial

Climate bell tolls – Livlihood changes with weather

Copenhagen talks open today

Rising sea to cost Bangladesh dear

MPs raise their voice on climate change

All eyes on Copenhagen : The world looks expentantly a deal

CO2 unleashes more warming than thoughts

Melting Himalyan glaciers threathen 1.3 billions Asians