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Prepare documents on adverse impacts of climate change

Members of civil society urge govt

Published : Friday, 24 November, 2017 at 12:00 AM  Count : 236
Banani Mallick

Representatives of the civil society on Thursday urged government to prepare documents on adverse impacts of climate change following substantial evidence in order to easy access to climate funds and Technologies from developed countries.
The demand has been raised at a time when green activists, environment experts and observers strongly criticised government's role in the COP 23 which has recently ended in Germany's Bonn. COP 24 is scheduled to take place in 2018 in Poland.   
Paying special attention on the need for inclusive dialogue to clarify country position, the civil society representatives aims to facilitate the dialogue in the next COP 24 conference. They said, the countries are in need to prepare country specific documents relating to the negative impacts of climate change.
Needs be mentioned, countries will have to take initiatives on their own to prepare the documents for submission in the next COP in Poland.  
Talking about the outcome of COP 23, Aminul Hoque, a green activist said that COP has so far made progress in designing the format. The format will also consist of a set of principles and guidelines for the participators in the next COP 24.
He also noted that this upcoming "Facilitative Dialogue 2018" will create a scope for Bangladesh to highlight on the climate change repercussions witnessed in Bangladesh.
Quamrul Islam Chowdhury, a member of the Forum on Environmental Journalist, said that COP 23 in fact, failed to reach an appropriate framework regarding Loss and Damage and easy accessing of climate funds which is a long standing issue for the Most Vulnerable Countries (MVCs).
The recently ended COP was inconclusive, in terms of serving the MVCs expectations, he said.
"We have to address easy accessing of climate funds and the Loss and Damage issue from an intellectual perspective," he said.
Md. Motahar Hossen, a member of the Climate Journalist Forum-CJF said that the upcoming Facilitative Dialogue has been structured based on three generic topics for discourse. These are - Who are we?  Where do we want to go? And how do we get there?
From now on the government should focus on preparing factual documents for the next Cop. In order to do this, inclusive dialogue with different stakeholders is a must at the country's national level.



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