Annual BAPA-BEN Conference 2022

BAPA-BEN announced its 2022 annual conference. Titled “Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development,” the conference will be held virtually on February 11-12 (Friday and Saturday), 2022.  The event will be  organized in cooperation with other pro-environment universities, organizations, and institutions from different parts of the world and Bangladesh. The conference will address the issues around … Read more…

BEN-BAPA Online Dialogue on the Teesta River

BEN Desk Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN) hosted an online dialogue on the management of the Teesta River, a trans-boundary river flowing through India and Bangladesh. Dr. Md. Khalequzzaman, professor of Geology at Lock Haven University, Pennsylvania, USA, presented the keynote, laying out the environmental impacts of the proposed Teesta River Comprehensive Management Project (TRCMP). A … Read more…

Online Panel on Teesta River by the River Saving Network, UK

Rivers Saving Network (RSN), UK, hosted a discussion panel with the title Teesta River: Facts and Future on September 25, 2021, on the occasion of the World Rivers Day, observed globally on the fourth Sunday of September. River experts and activists joined the online discussion from around the world. The session started with a brief … Read more…

BEN Reacts to DAP Final Draft

The Detailed Area Plan (DAP) proposed as a guideline for future constructions, land use and zonal demarcations in Dhaka City is about to be completed. On September 11, 2021, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK), the GoB office charged with the development of the capital city Dhaka, invited local experts, professionals, and activists in a dialogue on … Read more…

Environment Newsletter, September 2021

From raging forest fires to devastating flash floods, there has been an escalation in dangerous environmental disasters around the world in the past few months. These events confirm the scientific studies foretelling an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events with the rise of human-induced climate change. The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came (IPCC) up with a call for drastic action to reverse the course of environmental degradation. The action needed to halt the impending disaster makes environmental activism more relevant. Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN) and its partner Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) continue to work towards maintaining environmental sustainability and conserving diversity in Bangladesh, one of the countries most vulnerable to the adverse effects of global warming and sea level change. The ravaging pandemic of COVID-19 prompted BEN and BAPA to conduct many of their activities virtually.  These events facilitated greater interaction among activists and experts around the world. 

BEN expresses its deepest sympathies for the loss of lives and livelihood caused by the pandemic. Let us all hope science and sane policy will prevail in the fights against contagious diseases and climate disasters.      

Recent BEN Activities

Alongside regularly attending and contributing to events and activities organized by BAPA, their Bangladesh partner, Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN) has also been active in multiple areas of organizational development.

Clean up Australia Day

The Australia chapter of Bangladesh Environment Network observed Clean up Australia day. Kamrul Ahsan Khan, a founding member of BEN, gathered BEN activists at Glebe Park in Canberra where they joined locals to clean up the park.