At present, Bangladesh is a role model in the world in tackling climate change: Environment Minister, Bangladesh
By Amila Khan
Mr. Shahab Uddin, Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFC), Bangladesh, said our country could be a role model to other countries conducting the activities and plans to tackle climate change’s adverse effects.
To continue this trend of development of the country, the government is prioritizing its overall activities in tackling climate change, has taken up the plan, and is working accordingly.
He said that sincere efforts are making to transform the country clean and green one. Through its self-financed Climate Change Trust Fund, Bangladesh has caught the world’s attention through various successful climate adaptation activities.
He said this while addressing a program titled ‘Knowledge Dissemination and Sustainability Workshop on Integrating Community Based Adaptation into Forestry and Refreshment’ at a hotel in the capital on Sunday. Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change organized the event.
Speaking as the chief guest, the Environment Minister said the Forest Department implemented the Community Based Adaptation Program (ICBAAR) for Coastal Forestry and Reforestation of Bangladesh is one of the most successful adaptation projects in South Asia.
Under this project, 3FV (Forest, Fruit, Fish, Vegetables) models and other innovative adaptation activities implemented in eight Upazilas (Local Administrative areas) of the country’s five coastal districts have been appreciated internationally.
He said that the experts had experimented under the ICBAAR project, analyzed the results, and took local opinions of the last four years. As a result, it has become possible to conduct coastal, climate tolerant, innovative, natural, and eco-based livelihood activities.
All these activities have been done with the local coastal community’s participation and management in mitigating the damage caused by climate change with the utmost importance.
Mr. Ziaul Hasan, Secretary of MoEFC, was presided over the workshop where Begum Habibun Nahar, Deputy Minister, was present as a special guest. Ahmed Shamim Al Razi, Additional Secretary, Amir Hossain Chowdhury, Chief Conservator of Forests, and others of relative ministry have attended the workshop.