December 2, 2021, 9:00 am
Online Desk :
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the world leaders to take bold and strong steps to address the state of emergency through an ‘overall global’ initiative to leave a sustainable future for the next generation. He made six recommendations at a closed-door meeting of leaders on how to deal with the adverse effects of climate change on Monday morning, local time in New York.
The meeting was co-hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Monday morning, local time. News boss.
In her proposal, Sheikh Hasina called for strict implementation of the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. He also called for িক 100 billion in annual climate funding from developed countries. Fifty percent of this fund will be used for adaptation and resilience, especially in climate-risk countries.
Highlighting the need for new financial processes and the transfer of green technology to developing countries, the Prime Minister called for tackling the problem of loss and damage due to climate change as well as displacement of large populations.
Sheikh Hasina said, “Assistance is needed to increase the capacity of CVF countries to deal with the dual dangers of epidemics and disasters, especially those affected by the increased recurrence of climate-related disasters.”
“The international community has a special responsibility to assist countries at risk of climate change in their adaptation and mitigation efforts,” he added. Highlighting the adverse effects of climate change, the Prime Minister said, “Climate risk countries contribute the least to global greenhouse gas emissions, but they suffer the most.”
Referring to the recent IPCC report, Sheikh Hasina said, “It paints a grim picture of the future. Because if the global temperature goes above 1.5 degrees Celsius, they will face permanent losses.
Regarding the role of his government in tackling climate change, he noted that Bangladesh has emerged as a global pioneer in adaptation and resilience.
Noting that Bangladesh has recently submitted an ambitious and updated NDC to the UNFCCC, he said, “The government has adopted a ‘Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan’ focusing on green growth, resilient infrastructure and renewable energy.” The government has moved from climate risk to climate resilience and from that to climate prosperity.
The Prime Minister said her government’s main goal as chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and V20 was to protect the interests of countries at risk of climate change. He added that Bangladesh is sharing best practice and adaptation knowledge with other climate risk countries through the GCA South Asia Regional Office in Dhaka.