climate action

Meat-eaters behind much of global greenhouse emission

Global meat consumption has increased significantly in recent decades, with per capita consumption almost doubling since the early 1960s, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Whereas an average of 23.1 kilograms (50.8 pounds) of meat per person were consumed annually in the '60s, the figure had risen to 43.2 kilograms in 2019. Studies show that wealthier countries tend to consume more meat. Projections show that global per capita meat consumption will climb to 69.5 kilograms in 2022 — but the figure will be 27.6 kilograms in the developing world.

November 6, 2022
November 6, 2022

From rhetoric to realisation of climate actions at COP27

Despite demands from climate-change-affected countries, the issue of loss and damage has been contentious at the global forum.

October 31, 2022
October 31, 2022

Meat-eaters behind much of global greenhouse emission

Global meat consumption has increased significantly in recent decades, with per capita consumption almost doubling since the early 1960s, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Whereas an average of 23.1 kilograms (50.8 pounds) of meat per person were consumed annually in the '60s, the figure had risen to 43.2 kilograms in 2019. Studies show that wealthier countries tend to consume more meat. Projections show that global per capita meat consumption will climb to 69.5 kilograms in 2022 — but the figure will be 27.6 kilograms in the developing world.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Turning Bangladesh into a knowledge-based economy

Bangladesh must invest wisely in training our young girls and boys to become the knowledge workers of the future.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

We need a Global Summit on Inequality

The latest World Inequality Report shows tackling climate change and social injustice are part of a total political package.

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

Bangladesh can be the global lab for climate solutions

In the coming years, we have to deal with a new major global emergency called human-induced climate change, which will cause severe stress to our development investments.

September 10, 2022
September 10, 2022

Climate loss and damage are clearly visible in southwest Bangladesh

People living in climate-vulnerable areas urgently need government support

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

Is civilisation in decline, clashing or rejuvenating?

Rising uncertainties are making global compromise and cooperation more unlikely

August 10, 2022
August 10, 2022

Is the US equipped to be a global climate change leader?

Let me give a glimpse into the ups and downs in the US’ involvement in sometimes being a leader and sometimes a laggard when it comes to climate solutions, and where it stands today.

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

Shamim A Mridha’s Eco-Network wins the Diana Award

Shamim Ahmed Mridha is one such young and motivated individual whose network of environmentally aware people has won him The Diana Award. The award is presented by the Diana Award Org, which according to their website, honours a cohort of “20 outstanding young leaders, visionaries and role models from across the world who have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise new generations to service their communities, as Princess Diana believed they could.”

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

100 billion to tackle climate change is a trillion too short

A decade ago, developed countries pledged to provide developing countries with USD 100 billion each year, from 2020 onwards.