SG4: QUALITY EDUCATION CLIMATE VULNERABILITY, COVID AND SDG IMPLEMENTATION

In 1974, Dr. Qudrat-I-Khuda Education Commission identified education as a weapon for social transformation. UNESCO has been promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) since 1992. It led the UN decade for ESD from 2005 to 2014. The momentum of ESD has never been stronger. But with the implementation of SDGs,…

EXXON-CHEVRON MERGER BID NOT TO IMPACT CHEVRON BANGLADESH

ExxonMobil and Chevron held preliminary talks in early 2020 to explore a merger which, a senior Petrobangla official said, would not have much of an impact on Chevron's Bangladesh chapter. The discussions between the chief executives of the companies are no longer ongoing but would have led to the biggest…

BAPEX TO BE MADE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD: NASRUL

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid recently said that the government is continuing its efforts to turn Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (BAPEX) into an international standard one in gas exploration, extraction and production. He said this while commenting on adding gas to national…

GAS, POWER SELLERS MAKE PROFITS FROM TEXAS FREEZE

Natural gas suppliers, pipeline companies and banks that trade commodities have emerged as the biggest market winners from February's US winter blast that roiled gas and power markets, according to more than two dozen interviews and quarterly earnings reports. The deep freeze caught Texas's utilities off-guard, killed more than 100…

GOVT FORMULATING ‘MUJIB CLIMATE PROSPERITY PLAN’: SHAHAB UDDIN

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin recently said the government is formulating the ‘Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan’ under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the chair of Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF). “The Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan is underway now, which will provide a holistic pathway…