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How climate change is impacting plain land ethnic minorities

Changing agricultural practices due to climate change is wrecking havoc on the traditional way of life of plain-land ethnic communities  

Introduction of 'solar boat' on the cards

Traditional diesel-powered boats are fuel-inefficient and depend on imported fuel resulting in high operation and maintenance cost  

Youth on final mission of producing fuel from plastic

Environmental researchers estimate that 9 million plastic items are being dumped daily across the country with only about 10 percent being dumped into rubbish bins  

SWAPNO project translates Rashida’s dream into reality

SWAPNO is a social security project of the government that is helping as many as 8,928 poor women in the rural areas of Satkhira and Kurigram districts  

Solid waste management project in Cox’s Bazar

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Sweden has penned an agreement to launch a USD 4.8 million project to introduce a sustainable system of solid waste management in Cox’s Bazar  

Bangladesh to publish National Human Development Report

The Economic Relations Division, with the support of UNDP, is planning to bring out the second installment of the report after a 26-year hiatus  

Leveraging solar energy : photovoltaic boats to do away adverse effects of using fossil fuel

What if sustainable renewable energy sources were tapped to benefit the people and the nature? What if people could travel on motorised solar boats without having to face the noise pollution and fumes…  

1,811 marginalised people come under banking network

UNDP is working to increase financial inclusion in rural areas to give the population a scope to alleviate themselves from poverty  

How UNDP is promoting climate friendly and energy efficient technology to save the ozone layer

From mosquito repellents in the 90s to air conditioners now, Bangladesh has come a long way to play its part in saving the environment  

Support for women to build their adaptive capacity to climate change

Climate change affects everyone, but not equally. Women are among the most vulnerable to climate change due to the inequality, marginalization, poverty and access to livelihoods. For that, women are…  

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