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Real development needs nature-based solutions

We are all immensely proud of the economic development being achieved by Bangladesh and looking forward to our graduation from Least Developed Country (LDC) status to middle income country status within the next few years. However, as we move our development pathway forward we are facing a very significant fork in the road ahead and we will have to make some brave choices that will determine the quality of our development over the coming decade or more.  

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Real development needs nature-based solutions

Bangladeshi Floods: Looking Back to Way Forward

In July 2016, Bangladesh was hit by one of the worst floods in recent history. What could have been done differently using the forecasts that were issued? Knowing what we know now, how can we better anticipate future floods? What can we learn from this to limit the damage caused by future floods?

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Bangladeshi Floods: Looking Back to Way Forward

হাওড়ে আকস্মিক বন্যা এবং কিছু প্রাসঙ্গিক কথা

সম্প্রতি মার্চের শেষ এবং এপ্রিলের শুরুতে বাংলাদেশের উত্তর-পশ্চিম অঞ্চলের হাওড় এলাকা আকস্মিক বন্যায় প্লাবিত হয়। এই পরিস্থিতি বিশ্লেষণ করার জন্য কিছু তথ্য এবং নিজস্ব মতামত উপস্থাপন করছি। 

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হাওড়ে আকস্মিক বন্যা এবং কিছু প্রাসঙ্গিক কথা

Flood forecasting in Bangladesh: Need for greater response capabilities

More often than not, climate change is analysed from a long-term perspective. Surely, the word “change” itself requires one to look at it through a futuristic lens. However, in an interview with The Guardian on July 7, 2019, UN representative Mami Mizutori, warned that climate crisis disasters are occurring every week causing death, displacement and suffering. In other words, “climate change” is not so much about the future anymore. It is a current crisis as well.

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Flood forecasting in Bangladesh: Need for greater response capabilities

Cyclone Idai casts a shadow over global disaster conference

Geneva – A major international conference on disaster risk reduction will take place under the shadow of Cyclone Idai – a disaster that underscored how little investment the international community makes in protecting vulnerable people from rising disaster risks.

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Cyclone Idai casts a shadow over global disaster conference
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