adaptation

Bangladesh’s role in tackling climate change

(Originally published here) In the last week of April, nearly two hundred international participants from over forty countries, along with a hundred participants from Bangladesh, attended the 10th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA10) at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) in Dhaka. The four-day conference was preceded by three days of field visits by the…

Briefing by the Secretary-General on Sustainable Energy for All (with the participation of the Deputy Secretary-General, the outgoing Special Representative and the Special Representative-designate of the Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer for Sustainable Energy for All)

UN energy envoy urges investors to consider 1.5C warming limit

(Originally published here) Investors should consider how an aspirational 1.5C limit on global warming affects their portfolios, a top UN envoy said on Monday. Shareholders are already pressing fossil fuel majors to recognise the risk greenhouse gas emissions curbs could dampen demand for their products. To date, most analysis has focused on a 2C threshold. Rachel Kyte, CEO…

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$50m climate fund in danger

(Originally published here) Bangladesh is about to lose $50 million (about Tk400 crore) of climate funds because of tension between the World Bank and donors, and a lack of commitment on the government’s part. Even as the government is grappling to find funds for dealing with the climate change impacts, the donors have decided to…