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a24thumb Farid Hasan Ahmed: Haor areas of the north-eastern part of Bangladesh face flash floods caused by sudden and early downstream water of the surrounding up streams during the period late March to May. Haor is a very low lying river basin area is covered by water for almost a half of the year starting from the monsoon season. It is a variety of wetland habitats, including rivers, streams and canals,... »
Nairobi, 24 February 2014 –Creating the enabling conditions for a Green Economy transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)—from improved public investment to reliable market instruments and better governance—will help the estimated 50 million SIDS residents build climate resilience, achieve economic growth and enjoy better standards of living. The transition will offer opportunities for SIDS to better manage natural capital, protect the environment, create green jobs and achieve sustainable development,... »
NEW DELHI, INDIA, 16 February 2014 — Governments and business leaders worldwide have been challanged to adopt, develop and implement agroforestry policies that provide solutions to many of the economic and environmental challenges facing developing countries. Speaking during the World Congress on Agroforestry in India this week, President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee said: “Agroforestry holds immense promise in enhancing the productivity of land in an environmentally and economically sustainable... »
111m-adb-loan-for-bangladesh During a one-day visit to areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao expressed empathy and deep concern for survivors dealing with the super storm’s aftermath as he assessed potential sites for assistance and inaugurated ADB’s new office in Tacloban City, Philippines on 11th February. “What I have seen here today, however, is not only a picture of great loss and devastation. It is also... »
thumb57 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide an additional $25 million loan to the Government of Nepal to complete the Melamchi tunnel and help alleviate a severe water shortage in the Kathmandu Valley. “Once completed, Melamchi tunnel will be a lifeline for the people of the Kathmandu Valley. The tunnel will not only bring the people of Kathmandu more clean water, but also support other downstream water supply and wastewater... »
a8thumb The city of Beijing will ban the construction of new oil refining, steel, cement and thermal power plants as well as the expansion of existing projects, the local government said in its latest policy document aimed at tackling air pollution. The document, published on the Beijing government’s official website on Wednesday, said the ban would take effect from March. The policy document, approved by the local legislature last week, also... »
a25thumb Gland, Switzerland, 3 February 2014 – Oil and gas company Total has confirmed that it will not carry out extractive operations within natural World Heritage sites, including Virunga National Park. IUCN welcomes this decision and calls on all oil and gas companies to follow suit. IUCN, which is the official advisory body to UNESCO on natural World Heritage, has made repeated calls in the past on extractive industries and governments... »
a26thumb Gland, Switzerland, 14 January 2014 – A tiger conservation programme managed by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, has received EUR 20 million from the German government through the KfW Development Bank. The aim of the programme is to increase the number of tigers in the wild and improve the livelihoods of communities living in and close to their habitat. The agreement was signed today at IUCN Headquarters in... »
a27thumb Nairobi, 6 January 2014 – Six tonnes of confiscated ivory were destroyed by the authorities in China, Monday, in an effort to combat the illegal trade in elephant tusks. The seized ivory was fed into crushing machines in the southern city of Dongguan, in what was described as the first public destruction of ivory in China. According to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and... »
a28thumb Bangladesh’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has been selected for the Global Green Award-2014. Minister Hasan Mahmud at a press briefing at the Secretariat on Wednesday said the award would be handed over on March 31 in Berlin. The Paris-based “Otherways Management Association” has nominated the ministry for the award. The minister said it was recognition of “our outstanding contribution to the sustainable development of environment”. He said in the... »