April 18, 2021, 7:51 pm
Staff Reporter: Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Md. Shahab Uddin has said that Bangladesh is a role model of the world in the to mitigate negative impact of climate change.
To continue the development of the country, the government is giving the highest priority to the impact of climate change. He said that sincere efforts are being made to make the country “clean and green”. Through its self-financed Climate Change Trust Fund, Bangladesh has attracted the attention of the world through various successful climate adaptation activities.
Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Shahab Uddin said this while delivering Speech as the chief guest at the ‘Knowledge Dissemination and Sustainability Workshop on Integrating Community Based Adaptation Into Effortation and Refereement’ organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change at Pan Pacific Hotel Sonargaon, Dhaka on Sunday (March 28).
The Environment Minister said the Community Based Adaptation Program for Coastal Forestry and Reforestation of Bangladesh (ICBAAR)
implemented by the Forest Department is one of the most successful adaptation projects in South Asia. Under this project, 3FV (Forest, Fruit, Fish, Vegetables) models and other innovative adventure activities implemented in 8 upazilas of 5 coastal districts of the country have been appreciated internationally.
Under the ICBAAR project, coastal utility, climate tolerant, innovative, natural and eco-based livelihood activities have been conducted over the past four years by analyzing experiments, expert and local opinions and results. These activities have created and conserved coastal green belts with the utmost importance on mitigating the effects of climate change with the participation and management of local coastal communities.
Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Ziaul Hasan NDC presided over the workshop.
Among the special guests were Deputy Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Begum Habibun Nahar, Additional Secretary of the Ministry and National Project Director of the project Mahmud Hasan, Additional Secretary Ahmed Shamim Al Razi, Chief Conservator of Forests May Md. Amir Hasain Chowdhury and UNDP Resident Representative Sudipto Mukherjee.
Two books have been launched in the workshop.