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Government of Bangladesh pledges to reduce carbon emissions: Environment Minister (Bangladesh) 

Government of Bangladesh pledges to reduce carbon emissions: Environment Minister (Bangladesh)


Md. Shahab Uddin, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Bangladesh, informed that Bangladesh will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 21.85 percent by 2030.”

The environment minister said this during the virtual ministerial-level conference of the least developed countries in Bhutan recently.

“Bangladesh has submitted the updated and improved National Determined Contribution (NDC) on August 26 this year (2021). The NDC reports include the info of reducing CO2 emission by 21.85 percent by 2030,” the environment minister continued.

“Developed countries, especially the G-20 countries, must take an active lead in all global initiatives to tackle climate change. World leaders need to work on a long-term plan to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions,” he added.

The environment minister further said, “According to the Paris Agreement, the NDCs of all countries, including the rich countries, need to be gradually increased to limit global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius,”

He called on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) to address the existing problems. The least developed countries can receive US$100 billion a year in aid under the Paris Agreement.

The Minister of MoEFCC, Bangladesh of various Least Developed Countries and representatives of international organizations also addressed the conference.

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