Govt’s role to make people aware about climate change lauded

Collected from Financial Express Bangladesh. Link.

The experts have said that the government has been able to achieve marked progress in making people aware about the adverse impacts of climate change. Addressing a workshop in the city, they said that ensuring a sustainable management of common ecosystem in South Asian countries could address the adverse impacts of global climate change in the region. Speaking at the workshop, Dr Saleemul Huq, director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), said “There is a common ecosystem in the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna river basins. We’ve to look into the things much more.” Oxfam Bangladesh in financial assistance from the European Union organised the Learning Sharing Workshop of the project, titled Strengthening the role of Non-state Actors in Climate Change Policy Formulation in South Asia and Enhancing their Capacities to Influence Global Climate Change Negotiations. Dr Saleemul Huq, also a senior fellow at the London-based International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), said Bangladesh has already raised its voice at international climate negotiations. About the preparation to cope with climate change impacts, the ICCCAD director stressed the need for providing half of the fund allocated for adaptation to the marginal and climate vulnerable people, according to a news agency.

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