The threat that global warming and rising sea levels poses for Pacific Islands is well-known to those outside the region. A less understood threat is that posed by weak government and environmental regulations in the region. In this article, Sean Jacobs points out saving the Pacific requires more than tackling global emissions and claims that local leaders are using the focus on rising sea levels to abrogate their own environmental responsibilities.
Mumita Tanjeela writes for Alochonaa.com on the impact of climate change on Bangladeshi women. Mumita states that climate change has been generalised as a gender-neutral phenomenon, however contrary to her most recent field research, Mumita reports that climate change impacts women in Bangladesh differently to the men in society.
Md. Khalid Hossain, a Bangladeshi PhD researcher at the RMIT University, Melbourne explains the paradox of perception between the reality, and the political rhetoric of climate change in Bangladesh.
Mr. John Finnie, a Member of Scottish Parliament argues in favor of a meaningful delivery of climate justice to Bangladesh, one of the worst affected countries in the world due to the changing climate.