Opinion

June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021

Is a global goal on adaptation possible?

At the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change made at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015, all the countries of...

June 16, 2021
June 16, 2021

From vulnerability to resilience to prosperity

The development gains and hard-earned productivity of Bangladesh are at risk of being inverted if the 1.5 degree Celsius limit of the Paris Agreement is breached.

June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021

Covid-19 and climate change: World leaders must tackle both

In past weeks, there have been a number of significant events which may seem unconnected but are actually deeply connected in terms of whether the world is able to successfully come out of the...

June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021

Can the G7 leaders rise to the occasion?

The leaders of the G7 countries—consisting of the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Italy, France and Germany—will be holding their annual meeting in the UK in the second week of June and have a number of...

May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021

Tackling three global emergencies at once

The world is having to tackle three major emergencies at the same time. The first is obviously the Covid-19 pandemic that is still raging around the world, the second is climate change, which is...

May 19, 2021
May 19, 2021

Now is the time to focus on loss and damage from climate change

The year 2020 will be remembered as not just the year of the pandemic, but also for the experienced human-induced climate change impacts,

May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021

Beyond resilience, we need to prosper in the face of climate change

Last week, I wrote in this daily about the need for Bangladesh to take a “whole of society” approach to international diplomacy on tackling climate change globally, rather than depending on the...

May 5, 2021
May 5, 2021

Bangladesh’s climate diplomacy needs to take a whole-of-society approach

One can argue that the issue of tackling climate change in Bangladesh has already achieved a whole-of-government approach, and is also rapidly moving towards a whole-of-society approach. However,...

April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021

The G7 countries need to step up on climate finance

One of the positive outcomes of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change back in 2015 was a pledge from the rich countries to provide USD 100 billion a year, starting from 2020, to help the poorer...

April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021

Are the climate change Conference of Parties still fit for purpose?

Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), all governments of the nearly 200 countries that have ratified the treaty meet twice a year to review progress and make...