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Silos or Puzzle?

Over the last decade, Bangladesh has spent over half-a-billion US dollars on hundreds of projects to tackle climate change. Thousands of people within and outside government have started to climb up the knowledge ladder from the first rung which was to understand the nature of the risk to each locality and each stakeholder group. The…

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Gobeshona Young Research Program Launched at IUB

(Originally published here) The International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organized the launching ceremony of the Gobeshona Young Research Program (GYRP) on Monday, 11 May 2015 at IUB’s campus in Bashundhara, Dhaka. The USAID has awarded a grant for two years to the ICCCAD for the GYRP program.…

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Degrees of Salvation

(This article has originally been published at Dhaka Tribune and can be accessed here) You can already hear the sounds of the goalposts shifting. As the 21st conference of parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) looms, some countries and groups are managing expectations. Levels of ambition, funding, and the…

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Tracking climate finance

(This article has originally been published on The Daily Star and can be accessed here) At the global level, developed countries have pledged to provide $100 Billion every year starting from 2020 to developing countries to tackle climate change through both adaptation as well as mitigation activities. They have also agreed on setting up a…