Govt role stressed to protect interest of most vulnerable countries
Published : Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 408
About ten civil society organizations on Tuesday demanded effective government role in ensuring the interest of most vulnerable countries in the upcoming CoP24 (Conference of the Parties 24) global climate negotiation to be held in Poland.
They also said Bangladesh should take strong position in the CoP24 for a legally binding commitment with a high emission reduction target from developed countries and big polluters to achieve global warming below 2.0 degree Celsius.
The demands came at a seminar titled 'CoP24 Climate Conference: Expectation from CSOs in View of Implementing Paris Agreement' at the National Press Club, Dhaka. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD moderated the seminar while keynote paper was presented by Syed Aminul Hoque from the same organization.
Dr Quzi Kholiquzzaman, Chairman of PKF International, chaired the meeting where Dr Hasan Mahmud MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Environment and Forest, was present as the Chief Guest.
Dr SM Munjurul Hanan Khan, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forest and Climate Change, participated in the programme as the Special Guest.
Among other speakers, Dr Aynun Nishat, Professor Emeritus of BRAC University, Qumrul Islam Chowdhury of Federation of Environmental Journalist, Md Pothar Hossen of Bangladesh Climate Journalist Forum, Gerry Fox, Team Leader of PROKAS, Md Ziaul Hoque Mukta from Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihood and Md Shamsuddoha of Chief Executive of the PRDI spoke at the seminar.