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Don't limit migrants victim of climate change only

Foreign Secretary tells civil society members

Published : Sunday, 14 May, 2017 at 12:00 AM  Count : 432

Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque on Saturday urged civil society members not to limit migrants only in environment or climate change rather it should be linked to other phenomenon.
"Instead of branding migrants only a victim of climate or environmental calamities, other issues should be included , that will open more space for them," he said this at a workshop titled " UN Global Compact and Climate Displacement: Bangladesh CSOs Perspective" jointly organized by Equitybd and Justice Working Groups of Bangladesh.
Elaborating more he said that he is suggesting this because of some technical and perceptual problems which obstacles people to migrate to another country.
Many nations belong to developed countries do not approve such facts that many people are the victim of climate change were migrating to the urban area or even to the neighboring countries, he added.
He made this comments at a time when many experts and representatives of civil society demanded safe migration to the people who were the worst victim of climate change especially in the developed countries who are the responsible for carbon emission.
Economist Quzi Kholiquzzaman Ahmed presided over the programme and said 'climate change was a harsh reality and an integral effort should be given to face its consequences.'
He also said that the civil society and government must have to take a joint position to handle the impact of climate change impact.
"Government as a whole will work but others bodies including member of civil society must extend their hands and should work in an integral way," he added.
Giving emphasize on dissemination of research relating to climate change impact Dr Atique Rahman, an activist said that research findings should be disseminated to the different stakeholders so that people will be aware about different possible causes of climate change.
Some experts noted that impact of climate change not only harm to the people in nationally but also regionally therefore from now if possible  government should form various bodies such as South East Asia corridor for the people victim of climate change.
They also said that Bangladesh government should develop a regional voice like India that will help in exchanging among the countries different facts, figure and research report.
Bangladesh submitted its revised National Adaptation Programme of Action in 2009 and was the first country to develop a Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan a coordinated plan of action for combating climate change.
Moreover, the country has prepared a roadmap for a comprehensive National Adaptation Plan (NAP), with the aim of facilitation the integration of climate change adaptation into national policies, development planning processes and strategies.

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