Global Climate Confce In Morocco
BD to claim damages for climate catastrophe
Published : Friday, 28 October, 2016 at 10:38 PM Count : 475
Bangladesh government is not in favor of providing any loan or commercial attitude in climate finance as it is not responsible for climate catastrophe. Instead Bangladesh will demand compensation for the climate disaster.
Former Environment Minister Hasan Mahmud, also Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry, on Thursday cleared Bangladesh's stance in global climate conference to be held in Morocco from November 7 to 18 this year, at a seminar held in Dhaka.
Eight civil society organizations - BAPA, FEJB, BIPNetCCBD, CDP, CSRL, EquityBD and BCJF - organized the seminar titled "CoP 22 Global Climate Conference: Proposal from civil society on behalf of most vulnerable population" on the eve of the conference. Hasan Mahmud, a ruling party MP and chairman of the seminar, said the government's policy is to confer highest priority on climate induced migrant issue in this conference. Bangladesh will also raise the issue in respect of temperature and mitigation.
Environment Minister Anwar Hossain Manju urged the government and civil society bodies to speak for resolving the climate change problems in Bangladesh at Morocco conference.
Climate induced migrants issue will get top priority in Morocco conference, he added. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD moderated the seminar while Sharmind Neelormi of CSRL presented the key note paper. Department of Environment Director Ziaul Haque, Nilufar Banu of Bangladesh University of Professionals, Qumrul Islam Chowdhury of FEJB and Mojahidul Islam Noyan of Oxfam also spoke on the occasion.