A pre-conference newsletter of the Bangladesh Summit on Sustainable Development 2014 |Mission for 100 Years
A message from the Secretariat
The Bangladesh Summit on Sustainable Development is almost here! We are so excited and so busy with the final preparations. We are really looking forward to the culmination of all of the partners’ and presenters efforts.
We have collected so many abstracts and some digital stories but are encouraging more.
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We are still collecting abstracts for summit sessions. Please share your related work or research with us through http://www.bangla deshsummit.org/submit/ submit-abstract
Abstract submissions due: July 15, 2014 (extended)
“At every level the greatest obstacle to transforming the world is that we lack the clarity and imagination to conceive that it could be different.” Roberto Unger, Brazilian Philosopher and Politician
“We need to paint a better world, articulate a better future that doesn’t involve willful consumption.” Will Day, Chairman, Sustainable Development Commission (February 2010)
“We don’t, in a sensible world, want to hand on an increasingly dysfunctional world to our grandchildren.” Prince Charles (2013)
“We’re handing them [young people and future generations] a climate system which is potentially out of their control. We’re in an emergency: you can see what’s on the horizon over the next few decades with the effects it will have on ecosystems, sea level, and species extinction.” Prof. Jim Hansen, NASA (2012)
6th Partners Meeting
Eminence CEO, Dr. Shamim Hayder Talukder and Associate Coordinator, Alyson Hayes, attended the The secretariat of Bangladesh Summit on Sustainable Development organized the 6th Partners meeting in cooperation with PKSF. The meeting was held at PKSF Bhaban on 28th June 2014.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad and 20 partners participated in the meeting. The platform served to discuss session planning, resource mobilization, and enlistment of registrants. Power point presentation and remarks from Alyson Hayes (Eminence), Dr. Kholiquzzaman (PKSF), and Dr. Shamim Hayder Talukder (Eminence) facilitated the meeting developments. Positive discourse and engagement highlighted the meeting.
Partners of Bangladesh Summit on Sustainable Development 2014 to Date
Sixteen organizations have given consent to be the organizing partners of Bangladesh Summit 2014.
Fisheries: Urgent action needed on overfishing, pollution and climate change
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization June 9, 2014
ROME, ITALY - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva opened a meeting of the world's only inter-governmental forum on fisheries and aquaculture issues, calling for urgent action to address climate change and other threats to sustainable fisheries and fish stocks. Read More
Sustainability in Images
Rising ocean temperatures and decreasing marine diversity are amplifying issues relating to access to food and adequate nutrition. Furthermore, the sustainability of marine-reliant livelihoods is an increasing issue for communities, such as these fisher folk women in coastal Odisha pictured on their way to the fish market.
Photo Credit: Jyotiraj Patra, Contributor
Canvas is the leading Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine in Bangladesh, serving its readers since 2005. Canvas operates with the mission of ‘building and maintaining the industries of fashion, beauty and lifestyle for a better Bangladesh.’ They mainly cover three major segments in their magazine - Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle.
What makes this magazine unique and proactive in the pursuit of sustainable development in Bangladesh is that it has taken the role of providing news and making people aware of ethical fashion and ethical lifestyles. Executive editor, Sk. Saifur Rahman, shared his views on the importance of creating awareness among consumers in the health and beauty industries. He and the Canvas team firmly believe that working in this sector holds responsibility to people, society, and environment. They believe that fashion and beauty are not merely an isolated luxury of everyday life; rather, it is very integrated and influential. For this reason, Canvas plays an active role in awareness-raising and advocacy by publishing feature stories and opinion articles that are entertaining and supportive of sustainable human development. The editor confirmed his strong position that fashion and beauty industry must be socially responsible; the industry has the ability to transform the industry and stand for ethical and sustainable manufacturing and production, sale and use, from regulation of chemicals and materials to fair treatment laborers and sensitization of buyers.
Fair Trade and Sustainability and Green Branding are global concerns. Canvas embraced the global concerns of Fair Trade and Sustainability and Green Branding and emerged with a new segment ‘Go Green’-a focus on ethical lifestyles including health, fashion, and recreation; the intent is to empower and encourage people to practice a sustainable lifestyle.
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