Paris Agreement can lead to sustainable future: Momen

Staff Correspondent

1 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said Bangladesh firmly believes strict implementation of the Paris Agreement is the only way forward for a sustainable future.  

The foreign minister made the remarks while addressing the ‘Climate and Development Ministerial’ organised by the UK as the Presidency of COP26. “We suggest that CVF-COP prosperity partnership may be a way forward,” he said adding that they need political commitment to Build Back Better for a sustainable, prosperous and resilient future through shared responsibility and concerted actions.

Dr Momen said Bangladesh has adopted excellent adaptation and mitigation activities to enhance its climate resilience.

He said Bangladesh, as the first LDC country, established a Climate Change Trust Fund where the government has allocated nearly $443 million from her own resources.

The minister said this year, as part of the celebration of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh is planting 11.2 million trees across the country. “We are going to implement the ‘Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan’ to achieve low carbon economic growth for optimised prosperity and partnership,” the foreign minister said.

The country has also established a Regional Global Adaptation Centre in Dhaka with a view to disseminate local based innovative adaptation strategies, he said.

“Our parliament has adopted a ‘Planetary Emergency Resolution’ to save the earth,” he said.