Bangladesh is in benefit of the Paris climate agreement!!
By Zeba Tarannum
According to Joe Biden announced to return to the Paris Climate agreement as soon as he came to power in the United States. Sahab Uddin, the Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Bangladesh, can be benefited from this.
He said, by this agreement, the developed countries will provide financial help to the countries like ours. We have to use this money. Especially, the government is paying special attention to the farmers affected by climate change.
The government is thinking of paying the majority of agricultural insurance installments through general insurance corporations. Through this insurance, even if the crops get damaged, the farmers will get money or compensation. By this, they will be able to sow new crops again. It will maintain the continuity of agriculture. The country’s food production will increase.
As promised, when Joe Biden came to power, he announced the return to the Paris Climate Agreement. The United States officially returned to this historic deal last Friday. The international news agency AFP reported, the Biden administration returned to the International Climate Agreement or the Paris Agreement just a month after sitting in the White House.
Anthony Blinken, Foreign Minister of USA, said in a statement about this matter, ‘After this, climate change and science diplomacy will never come up in our foreign policy discussions. Identifying the main threat of climate change and obeying our scientists will prioritize our domestic and foreign policy.
This is very important in national security, the exchange of initiatives for international healthcare efforts, and economic diplomacy and trade discussions.’ He also commented that the upcoming climate diplomacy is essential.
During the tenure of former US President Barack Obama, in 2015, the world leaders agreed on a climate deal at a conference held on December 12 at Paris called COP-21.
This deal’s Official name is named Paris Agreement, and 196 parties signed on that agreement and entered into force on November 4, 2016. Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. But after Donald Trump came to power, he threatened to withdraw from the contract. However, his decision was implemented on November 4, 2020.
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