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‘World wants to learn from Bangladesh’

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  • 14 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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‘World wants to learn from Bangladesh’

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UK government’s COP26 Regional Ambassador to Asia-Pacific and South Asia Ken O’Flaherty on Wednesday said Bangladesh being a key player in the world is doing remarkably well in its action against climate change.  

Recently its submission of an appreciable Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) with enhanced ambitions attracted Britain's attention, he said adding that the world wants to learn from Bangladesh’s experiences in fighting against climate action.

The ambassador made the remarks while speaking at a bilateral discussion meeting with Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin on Wednesday at the conference room of the ministry in the Secretariat.

The regional ambassador said the UK appreciate Bangladesh’s role in raising voice for global climate action including yearly 100 billion dollar assistance, loss and damage and article 6.

He also said Britain expects an exemplary declaration from Bangladesh government which will encourage regional countries.

“Britain is working hard for a practical solution to climate change in COP26. US will double its contribution in climate assistance. Britain will provide necessary assistance to Bangladesh in the areas of climate change action,” he said.

Shahab Uddin in his speech said, “Bangladesh is finalising updating BCCSAP and formulating NAP. Bangladesh has drafted the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan 2030.”

“Bangladesh has submitted updated NDC by enhancing its contribution triple to reduce carbon emission than that of its previous one. Bangladesh will enhance its contribution further if it is assisted with necessary sufficient fund and technology. Bangladesh expects an effective outcome from the COP26,” said the environment minister.

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson, Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Mostafa Kamal, Additional Secretary (Administration) Iqbal Abdullah Harun, Additional Secretary (Development) Ahmed Shamim Al Razi, Additional Secretary (Climate Change) Md Mizanul Hoque Chowdhury, Additional Secretary of Climate Change wing Sanjay Kumar Bhowmick were present among others.