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BEN Newsletter, Vol.8, No. 47 (November 18, 2012)

Upcoming Climate Change Conference and What should Bangladesh do

The 18th Conference under the UN Framework for Climate Change (UNFCC) will be held in Doha, Qatar, during November 26 to December 7, 2012. Also, the signatory countries of the Kyoto Green House Gas Reduction Protocol will hold their 8th conference. The role of this UN Conference in promoting international collaboration for reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emission and in arresting or slowing down the drastic effects of climate change is very significant.  With time, the debilitating effects of climate change are becoming more evident.  One of the main effects of climate change is increased frequency of natural disasters and extreme weather events across the world.  After the recent super storm Sandy, many politicians in the US now recognize the linkage between the super storm and climate change.

Read more: BEN Newsletter, Vol.8, No. 47 (November 18, 2012)

BEN Newsletter, Year 9, Issues 41-42 (October 27, 2013)

New IPCC report on climate change

Recently, the IPCC (Inter governmental panel on climate change) published their latest summary report on climate change policy. Composed of fourteen chapters, the fifth report will appear in full in the next few days. In the mean time, the summary has been published. In the fourth report, published in 2007, a clear link between climate change and human activities was established. The new summary report states that this link can now be concluded scientifically with much smaller margins for error than before. Over the last few years, the quality of climate models has also improved considerably.

Read more: BEN Newsletter, Year 9, Issues 41-42 (October 27, 2013)


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