উপস্থিত ছিলেন বায়ুমন্ডলীয় দূষণ অধ্যয়ন কেন্দ্র (ক্যাপস) এর গবেষক ইঞ্জি. মারজিয়াত রহমান, পরিবেশ উদ্যোগ এর গবেষণা সমন্বয়ক ইঞ্জি. নাছির আহম্মেদ পাটোয়ারী, বারসিক এর প্রকল্প পরিচালক মো. কামরুজ্জামান সাগর, একশন এইড […]
Bangladesh is a riverine country. The economy and the environment depend on the river; even therefore, the pollution cannot be stopped. Almost all the country’s rivers are being destroyed due to pollution, just like Chittagong’s Karnaphuli is under such severe pollution. Consequently, a global initiative campaign known as the International Day of Action for Rivers seeks to increase public understanding of the significance of preserving and protecting rivers and other waterways. Every year on March 14, this day encourages people and communities to band together and take concrete steps to safeguard these essential resources.
Pollution is increasing as the world’s population expands. Our lack of knowledge, awareness and use of unnecessary plastic is contaminating the soil, water and air. At present, the use of plastic in the manufacture of practically all products is expanding, one of which is the cigarette filter! A research published in the Lancet indicated that about 1 billion people globally smoke cigarettes. More than 4.5 trillion filters are released into the environment each year. According to the World Health Organization, Bangladesh ranks 8th (39.10 percent) in the list of top ten countries in the highest cigarette smoking rate. The rate of tobacco use is steadily increasing. According to the WHO, approximately 8 million people worldwide are expected to die by 2030, the most of them in low-middle income nations. From research, these discarded filters are the most common source of global waste, despite the severe damage to the global environment as well as human health. Every year 49 billion cigarettes are consumed in Bangladesh. One of the major sources of environmental pollution is cigarette filters. Each component of cigarettes is hazardous to human health and the environment, including the filter. This may appear to be a safety net for smokers at first appearance, but it is also a significant contributor to environmental pollution.
The tourism industry of any country is a profitable industry. Bangladesh is no exception to the fact that tourism can make a huge contribution to the economy of any country. Bangladesh also has many tourist destinations to attract tourists such as Cox’s Bazar, the world’s longest uninterrupted natural sea beach, the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, the sea-girl Kuakata, wonderful grassland Sylhet, Chittagong Hill Tracts of tribal stoicism, Rangamati Kaptai Lake and greenery, Sajek Valley, Paharpur, Mainamati, Wari Bateshwar, Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil, Shat Gumbuj Mosque, etc. Many of those tourist places are located in rural part of the country. Thus having a unique opportunity for the socioeconomic development of Bangladesh.
Dhaka, the city of our lives, is uninhabitable, the Economist Intelligence Unit of the United Kingdom announced in 2018. ‘Pollution’ and ‘traffic congestion’ are some of the reasons for being uninhabitable. Pollution and traffic congestion are interrelated. Long traffic jams on the roads play a major role in increasing air pollution. Although Dhaka is included in the megacity, there is no other megacity like Dhaka with so much traffic congestion.