COPS AND CLIMATE: THE PRACTICE OF DEVELOPMENT JOURNALISM IN BANGLADESH
NUMBER 1 • VOLUME 27 • JUNE 2016
Climate change and development relate to each other. On one hand, climate change is understood as the consequence of past development activities around the world particularly in the West in the last couple of centuries. On the other, changed climate poses challenges to the present and future development planning and implementation everywhere in the world and particularly in the small island states and developing countries such as Bangladesh. The issue of global carbon emissions which is the principal reason behind the climate change has been discussed in the conferences of parties (COPs) 1 since the mid-nineties. However, the first ever international treaty with regard to global emission reduction and carbon cap was adopted in Japanese city of Kyoto in 1997 which later become known as the Kyoto protocol.