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An Array of Environmental Problems threaten  Bangladesh

  • Contamination of drinking water; the level of arsenic is more than 500 percent of the WHO recommended safe mark for over 80 million people.
  • Desertification of large parts of the country due to construction of dams and barrages upstream in India.
  • Sea Level rise and the prospect of large-scale inundation
  • Air pollution in urban areas, periodical flooding,  pollution of rivers, the destruction of forests and wetlands

  

 

Our Mission

Unfortunately, efforts by the government are not proving adequate to save Bangladesh’s environment. In fact in many cases government’s activities are aggravating environmental deterioration Read more...

Our Vision

The environment of Bangladesh is deteriorating fast. Urban air quality is plummeting. Ground water is contaminated. Surface water bodies are getting polluted, encroached, and degraded. Solid, fluid, gaseous, and hazardous wastes are overflowing. Forests and open spaces are disappearing. Noise is increasing. Bio-diversity is vanishing. Health conditions are suffering due to pollution. Unless these processes of degradation are slowed down and reversed, the country’s economic, social, cultural, and human progress will be gradually hampered, and Bangladesh will become unlivable in the long-term. Read more...

Our Background

Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN) has been set up to facilitate communication about Bangladesh's environmental problems. It is open to all Bangladeshis who are either residing in Bangladesh or living abroad. BEN is also open to non-Bangladeshis who are interested in Bangladesh's environmental problems.  Read more...
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About Bangladesh Environment Network

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Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN) has been set up to facilitate communication about Bangladesh's environmental problems. It is open to all Bangladeshis who are either residing in Bangladesh or living abroad. BEN is also open to non-Bangladeshis who are interested in Bangladesh's environmental problems.

Over the last few years, Bangladesh has undergone serious environmental degradation. The lead level in air of Bangladesh's cities is several hundred times higher than the UN recommended safe level. The level of arsenic in 43 out of Bangladesh's 64 districts has been found to be more than 500 percent of the WHO recommended safe mark. The population density has reached a dangerously high level. The forests are disappearing. Rivers and other water bodies are being filled up. Unknown number of animal and plant species has become extinct. Chemical runoff from farm fields into the neighboring water bodies is damaging the country's fish stock. Disposal of solid waste has become a major problem in the urban areas. Rising use of plastic and other toxic and non-biodegradable materials is making even household waste a major threat to health and environment. As Bangladesh tries to industrialize, increasing amount of toxic and non-toxic industrial waste is being dumped into neighboring lands water bodies.

 

BEN Conferences

  • Special Conference

    Environment Movement and Organization (EMO)

    Date: January 8, 2014 

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  • ICEAB

    International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh (ICEAB)

    Date: October 13-14, 2012 

     

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