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Bangladesh's 'green wall' fights global climate change

Five years ago, on the night of November 15, a cyclone ripped through Bangladesh’s coast killing more than 3,000 people and leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. “We woke up in terror after the roof of my house was swept away, and moments later we were chest deep in the rising waters,” says Hamore

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Cleaner bricks lay foundation for green economy

Fourteen years ago Razia Bewa`s husband passed away, as a 30-year old widow with 4 daughters, she was not prepared for what life had in store for her. Her husband was a landless farmer who worked as a day laborer in other people`s farms and after his death their hand to mouth existence disintegratedmore

UNDP Assistant Secretary General lauds climate change resilience and urban poverty reduction efforts of Bangladesh

26 Oct 2014

Visiting Assistant Secretary General and Director at the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy of UNDP Mr Michael O’Neill commended Bangladeshi people’s resilience especially in adapting to climate change and fighting with urban poverty while visiting UNDP supported projects in Barguna and Dhakamore

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Human Development Report 2013

When developed economies stopped growing during the 2008–2009 financial crisis but developing economies kept on growing, the world took notice. The rise of the South, seen within the developing world as an overdue global rebalancing, has been much commented on since.

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