Posts Tagged ‘ Biodiversity ’

COP 11 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Bangladesh

October 30, 2012
A. K. M. Nazrul Islam
COP 11 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Bangladesh

The Eleventh Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has recently been held (8-19 October) in Hyderabad, India.
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Of hippos and endangered indigenous denizens

June 21, 2011
Wasfia Nazreen
Of hippos and endangered indigenous denizens

On 19 June 2011 a national English daily reported that our honourable State Minister for Environment and Forests, Dr Hasan Mahmud, is planning to introduce hippopotami, imported from Africa, into the Kaptai Lake area of Rangamati, in the semi-autonomous region of Chittagong Hill Tracts.
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Bt Brinjal: India halts, Bangladesh moves ahead?

February 17, 2010
Farida Akhter
Bt Brinjal: India halts, Bangladesh moves ahead?

On 10th February, 2010 the State Minister for Science Yeafesh Osman tabled the “National Institute of Biotechnology Bill-2010″ in the National Parliament in Bangladesh. (http://bdnews24.com/details.php?id=153348&cid=2). The National Institute of Biotechnology is going to be an authority to set standards for highly controversial genetically modified (GM) foods and crops in Bangladesh. Four other bills seeking...
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A Note on Climate Change, Food Security

December 6, 2009
Ad Spijkers
A Note on Climate Change, Food Security

Climate change will affect agriculture, forestry, fisheries and livestock production through higher temperatures, changes in rainfall and elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration. Global mean surface temperatures are projected to rise by 1.8°C to 4.0°C by 2100. Such changes could severely impact food production and availability. Therefore, it is essential to take action now to...
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Agriculture: Nothing to expect from Copenhagen

December 3, 2009
Farhad Mazhar
Agriculture: Nothing to expect from Copenhagen

During 7 to 18 December, 2009, the world leaders from 192 countries will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to negotiate an agreement at the COP 15 of the UNFCCC to keep global temperatures below catastrophic levels. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted in...
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