Al Fahad

2019-12-12 15:48:12 BdST

Dhaka pushes for support to deal with climate change

Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin on Wednesday underscored the need for extending help with financial and technological resources to the countries that are already suffering from vulnerability due to climate change.

“Those countries which are already suffering from vulnerability due to climate change must be helped with financial and technological resources to adapt adequately as well as in developing on a low carbon path,” he said.

The minister came up with the remarks while speaking at the ministerial high-level segment at the Conference of the Parties (COP25) here.
“Nobody, no nation will be spared, sooner or later all will perish. Against this perspective, Bangladesh, on its own, has tried so far to limit the adverse consequences of climate change in a planned manner,” he added.

Shahab Uddin warned against making any mistake at this critical moment of collective action. “We have only one earth to live. And when it becomes inhabitable, it becomes so for every one of us on earth,” he said.

He lamented that most of the agenda items under adaptation, mitigation and finance have not made good progress. “We still lack a sense of urgency and a true commitment to implementing the Paris Agreement so that countries like us can have a sustainable future worthy of human beings and for a just society.”

The two-day high-level segment from December 10-11 was attended by ministers from 200 countries.

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