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Thrust on independent commission to tackle challenges of climate change

Published : Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 at 12:00 AM  Count : 465

A group of Rights Based Civil Society Networks has expressed their concern and frustration as Bangladesh delegation failed to reflect the people interest and negotiate for the compensation at the recently held CoP22, Marrakech Climate Conference, as it failed to fulfill the demands of the Least Development Courtiers (LVC) and Most Vulnerable Countries (MVC) to fight.
The roadmap for the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement was supposed to be finalized from this conference, but it has not been possible.
A group of eight civil society networks placed their position in this regard on Monday at a press conference held at the National Press Club.  

The group opined that the issues of climate change and international negotiations should not be handled by the Ministry of Environment and Forest rather it must be handled by an independent commission.
The Press Conference titled 'Outcome of the CoP22: Analysis and Proposal from Civil Society' was jointly organized by Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan (BAPA), Bangladesh Climate Journalist Forum (BCJF), Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change and Bio Diversity (BIPNetCCBD), Climate Change Development Forum (CCDF), Coastal Development Partnership (CDP), CSRL, EquityBD and FEJB.
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh (EquityBD) moderated the press conference while Mustafa Kamal Akanda gave the welcome speech.  
Syed Aminul Haque, Coordinator-Secretariat of EquityBD said during the tenure of the present Minister for the Ministry of Environment and Forest inclusion and spaces for the civil society representatives in the government delegation to the climate conference has been abridged.

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