The government of Bangladesh has taken various steps to tackle climate change: Environment Minister, Bangladesh
By Adnan Tazvir
Shahab Uddin, Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Bangladesh, said, “The Bangladesh government is taking all necessary steps to protect the people from the adverse effects of climate change. While adaptation is one of our top priorities, Bangladesh continues to live up to its promise of low carbon emissions forSustainable development.”
“Work is underway to create a green belt in the coastal area by planting trees to reduce the impact of climate change, including reducing the intensity of storms,” he added.
The Minister was speaking at the Virtual Opening Ceremony of the 7th Annual Research Global Conference organized by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Global Centre on Climate Adaptation (GCA), and Climate Vulnerable Forumfrom his official residence. Later, a press release sent by the senior information officer of the ministry, Dipankar Bar informed about this information.
Ban Ki-moon, Vice President of GCA, Abdul Momen, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the MoEFCC, Bangladesh, and Abul Kalam Azad, prominent GCA Philo, spoke at the webinar meeting. Prof. Dr. Salimul Haque, Director, ICCCAD, was presided over the meeting.
The environment minister said, “His ministry is working to provide all possible assistance to the climate change affected most vulnerable people in the country.” “The government has started preparing a national climate adaptation plan,” he added.
The long-term strategic 100-year Bangladesh-Delta-Plan-2100 has been approved by the government in the meantime and adopted. As President of CVF, Bangladesh is working to urgently intensify efforts to increase climate tolerance for in present and in the future.