Laos Aiming To Leave LDC List

The government of Laos has taken the unique step of stating its ambition to graduate from the UN list of Least Developed Countries (LDC) by 2020.  LDCs represent the poorest and weakest segment of the international community, according to the United Nations, […]

Bangladesh Seeks $10b To Tackle Climate Change

  Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud sought US$10 billion as grant from the donors and development partners of Bangladesh to successfully tackle the adverse impacts of climate change. The minister said the amount is needed for the protection […]

Young And Restless

The world population reached seven billion on October 1 last year. Of the total, 15-24 age group, defined as youth by the UN, represent 18 percent of global population (or 1.2 billion people).  Of these, 8.7 percent youth live in […]

Small Island States In Clean Energy Race

They seldom meet on the cricket or football fields, but the world’s small island developing states are informally competing with each other to be the first to ditch fossil fuels and embrace clean energy. A new united Nations analysis of […]

LDCs Need Fund For Climate Adaptation

Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on May 8 called upon European leaders to give priority to adaptation in allocating green climate funds for least developed countries (LDCs) like Bangladesh affected by climate change. “Immediate allocation of funds is […]