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Sweden will help Bangladesh to fight climate change

Staff Reporter: Sweden’s Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Berg von Linde said Sweden will help Bangladesh on issues related to renewable energy, greenhouse gas emission reduction, salinity intrusion, development activities and climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. She also said Sweden will double its climate finance by 2025.

Sweden’s Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Berg von Linde expressed her firm commitment to work together on these issues at a bilateral meeting held in the Environment Ministry on Thursday with the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md. Shahab Uddin in the chair. During the discussion, Secretary Md. Mostafa Kamal, Additional Secretary(Admin) Iqbal Abdullah Harun, Additional Secretary (Development) Ahmed Shamim Al Razi and Additional Secretary (Climate Change) Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik were also present.

They also discussed cooperation with Bangladesh in some other areas including ecosystem management, sustainable environment, conservation of biodiversity and tackling the effects of climate change in Bangladesh. The meeting identified areas of cooperation between the two countries and emphasised on moving forward together in the future.

The Environment Minister said his ministry has submitted enhanced NDC, finalising NAP, Bangabandhu Climate Prosperity Plan. He also said Bangladesh is doing It’s best to make COP 25 a success. Bangladesh will raise it’s voice to provide 100 billion dollar to developing countries annually by the rich countries.

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