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  • PM expects to intensify climate campaign: FM

    Industry Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s presence inperson in UN General Assembly (UNGA) is expected to intensify the climatechange campaign alongside giving momentum to demands for equitable access toCOVID-19 vaccines.“She has come to New York in person to attend the UNGA for people’swelfare. Issues like the Covid-19, climate change and…

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  • Climate crisis no longer a looming crisis: Mia Seppo

    Few countries know this better than BD Industry Desk: UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo has said the climate crisis is no longer a looming one but it is widespread, rapid and intensifying.“Few countries know this better than Bangladesh,” she said, adding that this pressing issue (climate crisis) will…

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  • Climate action essential to >cool season of fire and floods

    International Desk:With extreme weather events increasingly impacting countries across the world, the deputy UN chief yesterday underlined the importance of limiting temperature rise to the internationally agreed goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.“The entire planet is going through a season of fire and floods”, Amina Mohammed told a…

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  • 15 mm rain submerge parts of Dhaka city

    Likely to continue Staff Correspondent: Torrential monsoon rain swamped many parts of the capital yesterday, disrupting public movement and triggering a traffic chaos.According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, 12mm of rain was recorded in the last 24 hours in Dhaka until 6am yesterday.Besides, 3 mm rain was recorded from 6…

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  • BD climbs up 7 notches in world peace index

    Staff Correspondent: Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said that Bangladesh has climbed seven notches to 91st position in the Global Peace Index.He said Bangladesh is moving forward at an indomitable pace on the path of peace and prosperity under the able leadership of…

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  • 400m people at risk as cities fail to face climate change

    Hundreds of cities have no climate adaptation plans in place despite rising threats like floods, heatwaves and pollution, according to a report Wednesday that said this could put 400 million people at risk across the world. Fast-expanding urban areas are home to more than half the population of the planet…

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