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Who bears this burden?

Who bears this burden?

COP 26: Loss and damage evaded again but recognised This was lush, abundant farmland. Who will bear this loss? ©A J GHANI/FRIENDSHIP by TAHMEED CHAUDHURYDecember 1, 2021 A critical issue in the recently concluded COP26, loss and damage gained recognition at the summit...

Kicking the Carbon Habit

Kicking the Carbon Habit

We are addicted to unsustainable behaviour. Ridding ourselves will hurt. But if we don’t, the future of our children will be endless pain in an unliveable world. by RUNA KHANNovember 28, 2021 If you’re out after midnight on the streets of Dhaka city, you might...

Dignity: The worth of a human being

Dignity: The worth of a human being

‘We cannot solve all the problems in this world. But this is a problem that we all can’ FRIENDSHIP NEWS DESKNovember 10, 2021 Why is it that we treat people differently based on what they do? Why do we assign a lower status to a janitor or a rickshaw puller? From an...

Frontline voices echo in Glasgow

Frontline voices echo in Glasgow

Villager from Protapnagar, Satkhira speaks in support of mangrove afforestation at COP26 A field staffer and community member from Protapnagar, Satkhira speak at an event at COP26 in Glasgow. FRIENDSHIP NEWS DESKNovember 8, 2021 Mojibur Sana did not have a comfortable...

Filling the climate action gap

Filling the climate action gap

by LEOPOLDO MONCADAOctober 29, 2021 The survival of our environment, ecosystems and natural resources currently hangs in the balance. The consequences of the anthropogenic climate breakdown are affecting the developing world disproportionately, although the impacts...

Why I am going to COP26

Why I am going to COP26

by KAZI AMDADUL HOQUEOctober 29, 2021 A woman fetches potable water for her home. ©A J GHANI/FRIENDSHIP On the edge of the largest mangrove in the world, home of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger, I met Krishna Rani. The rhythm of the tides of the Bay of Bengal, the ebb...