HPM Sheikh Hasina urged UNESCO to put more emphasis on climate education

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged UNESCO to put more emphasis on climate-related topics in education programmes in the wake of global warming. She also called for more technical support from the agency of the United Nations to raise awareness about the challenges created by climate change. “Climate change is a life-threatening reali...

Sheikh Hasina one of the most influential negotiator of COP26: BBC

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been named as one of the five influential dealmakers at COP26 being held at Glasgow, according to a BBC report that described the Bangladesh leader as “voice of the vulnerable”. The four other influential dealmakers who will have a major impact on the summit's success or failure are China's climate n...

Climate-vulnerable countries are suffering because of rich countries: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasised the dangers facing climate-vulnerable countries due to the failure of the world's major carbon polluters to uphold their pledge to mitigate the damage. The Bangladesh leader made the remarks while presiding over a dialogue with leaders of the 48 member states of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) in G...

Set ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions and implement: HPM Sheikh Hasina at COP26

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on the developed countries to set ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions and implement plans to stop the warming of the planet. Countries are obliged to submit Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs, to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the agreement signed in the 20...

Sheikh Hasina: The Pioneer of Progress

The greatest Bengali, who led the nation for freedom from the thousand-years-chain of subordination, was none but Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He finally declared independence on March 26 in 1971, following the two-long decades of struggles for freedom. The Bengali nation leapt into the war at the risk of their lives. The whole 55,000 squa...

HPM Sheikh Hasina seeks bold steps towards climate change crisis

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought global leaders' bolder steps over the climate change crisis amid speculations about particularly US pledges towards the issue in the 76th UN General Assembly (UNGA) debate. In a closed-door meeting of world leaders ahead of the weeklong UNGA debate, the Bangladesh premier renewed her call for strict ...

Bangladesh Leading Global Climate Change Decision-making

Md. Arif Hossain:  As the world watches preparations for COP26 in Glasgow on climate change, Bangladesh under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s stewardship has been taking an important leadership role on behalf of a coalition of vulnerable frontline developing nations. Prime Minister Hasina currently chairs the Climate Vulnerable For...

HPM Sheikh Hasina places six-points proposal to ensure sustainable future

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the major world economies to work with all the stakeholders in partnership to ensure a sustainable future for the next generation. "Major economies have to work with all stakeholders globally in partnership for ensuring a sustainable future for the next generation," she said. The Prime Minister, in a pre-...

Developed countries should act immediately to reduce carbon emission: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Developed countries should draw an immediate action plan to reduce their carbon emissions and keep the global temperature rise at 1.5 degrees Celsius, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. The developing nations should also focus on mitigation measures, Hasina said in her address to the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, hosted by US President...

Coronavirus vaccines should be declared 'global public goods': HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh firmly believes that coronavirus vaccines should be declared "global public goods", and called for a strong partnership to tackle challenges posed by the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic, she noted, has brought mankind at a crossroad of history, confronting possibly the gravest global challen...

For development of our country, we need energy: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government wants to develop the country and for that reason, it needs more energy. "We want the development of our country. That's why we need energy," she said when Special US Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry called on her at her the Gono Bhaban. PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim later briefed r...

HPM Sheikh Hasina places four proposals to save climate vulnerable nations

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for ensuring 100 billion US dollars a year for developing countries to save them from climate change impacts as she placed a four-point proposal including “establishing climate justice” at a virtual “Climate Vulnerable Leaders’ Event”. She also informed that her government ...

World's largest housing project at Cox's Bazar for climate refugees

Bangladesh is building world's largest housing project for climate refugees in Cox's Bazar. Under the 'Sheikh Hasina Ashrayan Project', one of the ten fast track mega projects, 4,409 families will get a 456.07 sq ft flat in exchange of only Taka 1001. On 23rd July, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the flat handover ceremony through ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina to lead 'Climate Vulnerable Forum'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to assume the presidency of Climate Vulnerable Forum next year. The development comes after the Bangladesh leader accepted Marshall Islands' President Hilda Heine's proposal to lead the CVM at the 25th annual 2019 UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP25, in Madrid on Monday. "The prime minister said she...

Our children will not forgive us: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said “Our children will not forgive us if we fail to ensure their future. Every moment, the cost of our inaction is devastating every living person on earth. The time to act is now.”Sheikh Hasina spoke on “action for survival” as the leader of one of the most vulnerable nations at the 2019 UN ...

Repatriate Rohingyas for regional stability: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the world community to take appropriate measures for sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas for regional security and development, saying peace and harmony are essential for the prosperity of the region. “In terms of regional security, I would like to say that more than 1.1 m...

Ban Ki Moon for installing Climate Change Adaptation Centre in Bangladesh

Former UN Secretary-General and Global Commission on Adaptation chair Ban Ki-Moon today proposed the installation of a global centre for climate change adaptation in Bangladesh as he called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with Marshall Islands President Dr Hilda C Heine. “Bangladesh is the best teacher when comes...

Climate Change After Paris: Developed nations must do their part in the fight - HPM Sheikh Hasina

The Global Climate Risk Index ranks Bangladesh as one of the 10 nations most vulnerable to climate change. Each year, the impact of the global shift wipes out 2 to 3 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product and some 900,000 Bangladeshis have died over the past 35 years because of severe storms and natural disasters attributable to global ...