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Mission 2018: bring the Paris climate pact to life

Construction of a dam, financed by The Netherlands, in Boyer Char. A newly planted forest could stabilize the dam, but too many people living in the area fear to lose their basis of life. Man on his field between the river and the new dam.
Folgen des Klimawandels in Bangladesh. Ahmad beseitigt Unkraut auf seinem Feld am Fusse des neuen Damms auf Boyer Char. Etwa 1km vom Ufer des Meghna entfernt schichten Dorfbewohner in einem von Holland finanzierten Projekt einen Damm auf. Optimal waere es auf dem Land bis zum Flussufer einen Wald zu pflanzen, um das Land zu stabilisieren. Doch das Land wird von vielen Menschen genutzt, die nicht weichen wollen, da sie befuerchten, sonst ihre Lebensgrundlage zu verlieren. Fuer diese Menschen auisserhalb der Damms wird dieser im Falle einer Flutwelle zur zusaetzlichen Gefahr, da sich hier das Wasser staut. "Wenn Allah das will, werde ich hier sterben." sagt Ahmad. Er ist 85 Jahre alt und musste in seinem Leben schon 6 Mal umziehen, weil das Wasser sein Land und Haus zerstoerte. "Jetzt bin ich zu muede. Und wo sollte ich auch hin."
Front-line negotiators from more than 190 nations gathering for climate talks in Bonn on Monday face a daunting task: bring the 2015 Paris Agreement to life. The world’s only climate treaty pledges to cap global warming at “well under” two degrees Celsius and prevent manmade CO2 from leeching into the atmosphere by century’s end, reports AFP. But it left a mountain of critical rules and procedures to be worked out. “This may sound like a technical exercise, but it matters,” Todd Stern, a senior fellow at the Construction of a dam, financed by The Nethe...
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Children take the lead in cyclone early warnings

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As Cyclone Roanu approached the coast of Bangladesh last May, 10-year-old Mohammad Hossain worried about his father, a fisherman out at sea in the Bay of Bengal. But the schoolboy, who lives in the Kutubdia Para neighbourhood of Cox's Bazar, a town on the southeast coast of Bangladesh, knew what to do. He sent his father, Ramzan Ali, a text message, asking him to return to shore and take shelter. Fortunately, Ali was close enough to the coast to receive the message. He forwarded it to climatefishermen on other boats, an...

BD demonstrates coping with climate change

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If global warming carries on without action Bangladesh could disappear with one third of the country already less than 3 metres above sea level as cyclones and flooding will become more devastating. But Bangladeshis refuse to be helpless victims. At home they are raising the land to match sea level rise and already saving thousands of lives with improved cyclone defences. And this week in Marrakech, Morocco, they will be taking a leading role in the CoP 22 climate change negotiations – trying to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees to halt sea level rise, and pushing for compensation for the damage already done by industrial country emissions.

IBBL opens branch at Pangsha, Rajbari

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Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) opened its 308th Branch at Pangsha of Rajbari. Md. Zillul Hakim, MP of Rajbari-2 constituency inaugurated the branch as chief guest on October 30, 2016 Sunday.

Presided over by Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Managing Director & CEO of the bank, Md. Abdul Mabud, PPM, Chairman, Risk Management Committee and Prof. Dr. Md. Sirajul Karim, Director of the bank addressed the program as special guests.

The inaugural ceremony was addressed, among others by Ms. Sayeeda Hakim, woman leader, Md.

Lightning strikes a disaster as deaths surge

FILE - People gather at a local shop during a thunderstorm in the outskirts of Dhaka, Banglaesh. The South Asian country has seen a near-record number of deaths in 2016 from a phenomenon that appears to be worsening with climate change: lightning strikes.
Bangladesh has seen a near-record number of deaths this year from a phenomenon that appears to be worsening with climate change: lightning strikes. So far this year, 261 people have died from lightning in the country, putting the South Asian nation on track to beat last year’s 265 deaths. Most lightning deaths usually occur during the warm months of March to July. India has seen a similar surge in lightning deaths, with 93 people killed just in the past two days, officials said. The problem has prompted Bangladesh’s government to add lightning strikes to the country’s [caption id="attachment_23889" align="alignleft" width="540"]

Climate displacing coastal residents: Kholiquzzaman

Construction of a dam, financed by The Netherlands, in Boyer Char. A newly planted forest could stabilize the dam, but too many people living in the area fear to lose their basis of life. Man on his field between the river and the new dam.
Folgen des Klimawandels in Bangladesh. Ahmad beseitigt Unkraut auf seinem Feld am Fusse des neuen Damms auf Boyer Char. Etwa 1km vom Ufer des Meghna entfernt schichten Dorfbewohner in einem von Holland finanzierten Projekt einen Damm auf. Optimal waere es auf dem Land bis zum Flussufer einen Wald zu pflanzen, um das Land zu stabilisieren. Doch das Land wird von vielen Menschen genutzt, die nicht weichen wollen, da sie befuerchten, sonst ihre Lebensgrundlage zu verlieren. Fuer diese Menschen auisserhalb der Damms wird dieser im Falle einer Flutwelle zur zusaetzlichen Gefahr, da sich hier das Wasser staut. "Wenn Allah das will, werde ich hier sterben." sagt Ahmad. Er ist 85 Jahre alt und musste in seinem Leben schon 6 Mal umziehen, weil das Wasser sein Land und Haus zerstoerte. "Jetzt bin ich zu muede. Und wo sollte ich auch hin."
Bangladesh is vulnerable to climate change and many people are getting displaced because of it in the coastal areas, says noted economist Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, who was Bangladesh’s lead negotiator in the Paris climate conference. In an interview to IANS, Ahmad also said that even though Bangladesh hardly contributed to climate change, this riverine South Asian nation is reeling under the impact of change in rainfall pattern, rise in sea level and resultant salinity in water. “It is known that Bangladesh has not contributed to the climate change at all. But climate change is posing a massive threat to our country, more than those nations that had a major