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Environment Minister left for Italy to participate in pre-COP 26 consultation meeting

Staff Reporter: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md. Shahab Uddin has left for Italy to participate in the pre-COP 26 consultation meeting to be held in Milan, Italy from September 30 to October 3. The Minister left Dhaka at 4.30 am on Wednesday (September 29) at the invitation of Italian Minister of Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani.

Environment Minister Shahab Uddin is leading a three-member Bangladesh delegation. The other members of the delegation are A. Shamim Al Razi, Additional Secretary (Development) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Bangladesh Focal Point of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Md. Ziaul Haque, Director of Department of Environment.

Apart from the pre-COP-26 consultation meeting, the environment minister will also meet the CVF Secretariat and representatives of other countries to discuss COP-26 preparations. The meeting, to be held a month before the Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland, will make a significant contribution to tackling the global challenge of climate change.

In the meeting, the Environment Minister will discuss with the ministers of different countries the possible solutions of the problems related to climate change, which will be helpful in taking decisions in COP-26. Moreover, Bangladesh being the President of CVF, in the conference the Environment Minister will get opportunity to deliver speeches on behalf of CVF. After attending the conference, the Minister will leave Milan for Bangladesh on October 4 at 4.15 pm local time.

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