Making the move for ‘Climate Refugees’

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Studies conducted at local and national levels, reports published worldwide and assessments by global organisations reiterate that Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries due to adverse impact of anthropogenic climate change. One of the crucial aspects of vulnerability that people of Small Islands and low lying countries including Bangladesh will have to contest… Read more »

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From Copenhagen to Cancun: low expectation prevails

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The COP 16 of 2010 UNFCCC climate conference began in Cancun from 29th November and will go on for 12 days though amidst much lower expectation of achieving significant commitment from the developed countries on decreasing carbon emissions. After the failed climate conference, COP 15 held in Copenhagen, Denmark, last year, there is not much… Read more »

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A manmade disaster

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“I wish I had died in the sea” — with deep, raw anguish, Nantu Majhi (45) reveals his feelings after returning to Bangladesh from Orissa jail after 9 months. Nantu is a fisherman in the East Charakgachia village of the Dhalua union in Barguna Sadar Upazila. On the morning of 14th September 2005, Nantu Majhi… Read more »

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