Global initiatives must address the issue of climate change- Honorable President of Bangladesh
Md. Abdul Hamid, the Honorable President of Bangladesh, said, “Climate change is a global problem, and global initiatives need to address it.
The developed world must reduce its Greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, they need to take appropriate action to address climate change and do so now.”
He was speaking virtually at the “International Conference on Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia,” jointly organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at the Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building of Dhaka University (DU).
The President further said, “The ruling government of Bangladesh is working to ensure the safety of future generations. Recently, on Mujib Year, the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change, Bangladesh, have successfully implemented a 10 million tree planting program across the country. “
Regarding the Delta Plan adopted by the government, the President said, “The government has already formulated Delta Plan 2100to reduce the damage caused by climate change and natural disasters.
By the end of the 21st century, this plan will serve as a long-term vision to protect the delta of Bangladesh from the harmful effects of climate change.”
At the conference, Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman, Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University, said, “There was no denying that no part of the world is free from the destructive effects of climate change.