President Zillur Rahman has sought more British assistance in facing the impacts of the climate change in Bangladesh, one of the most vulnerable nations to the global warming.
The President sought the cooperation when outgoing British High Commissioner Stephen Evans paid a farewell call on him at Bangabhaban Sunday.
Evans noted that the British government is keen to continue its cooperation to B

The UK has assured Bangladesh of increasing its contribution to climate change resilience fund to 150 million pounds from the current 75 million pounds.

Alan Duncan, UK minister of state for international development, gave the assurance in a meeting with State Minister for Environment and Forests Hasan Mahmud at his secretariat office yesterday.

Talking to newsmen after the meeting, the stat

This report presents a strategy for scaling adaptation to climate change impacts within urban areas. It approaches the adaptation challenge within the overall context of other pressing risks and development challenges confronting the world’s urban regions. The

The Governing Council of Bangladesh Climate Resilience Fund has approved a $25 million project, the first from the Fund, for strengthening capability to face adverse impacts of climate change.

The state minister for environment and forests, Hasan Mahmud, disclosed this after the first meeting of BCCRF Governing Council at a press briefing at his ministry Thursday afternoon.

The foreign minis

Bangladesh and Sweden have been nominated co-chairs of the Green Climate Fund monitoring and evaluation workstream. Both Bangladesh and Sweden were nominated co-chairs of the fund at the first meeting of the transitional committee meeting of the GCF held in Mexico City on April 28-29, an official release said here on Monday.

Rich countries have missed a U.N.

Australian government will give Bangladesh US$ 16 million to address the impacts of climate change. Australian Minister for Climate Change Greg Combet said this during a bilateral meeting with State Minister for Environment and Forests Dr Hasan Mahmud in Canberra on Tuesday, an official handout said here on Wednesday. Dr Hasan is now in Australia on a five-day official visit.

The recent climate change adaptation efforts in Nepal will not achieve significant results in delivering timely support to vulnerable communities unless the government makes vigorous efforts to implement National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA), warns a new Oxfam report.

The report that deals with the governance of climate change adaptation financing in Nepal examines the national situati

In the backdrop of delay in releasing the First Start Fund under UN framework, Bangladesh has sought accelerated bilateral support from developed countries and donor agencies to address climate change vulnerability.

The state minister for environment and forests, Hasan Mahmud, Sunday held a luncheon meeting with diplomats of the developed countries and lending agencies at state guest house Padm

Climate change is an urgent concern in Nepal. In recent years, the country has faced more than its fair share of extreme weather patterns. Increases in temperature extremes, more intense rainfall, drier winters and delays in summer monsoons have become quite common and are expected to get worse.