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Govt working to tackle climate change effects

Says Razzaque

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 30 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque has said the government is successfully moving forward with initiatives to tackle the challenges of climate change.

“To tackle the adverse impacts of climate change, the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken a comprehensive programme including formulation of Climate Change Strategic Plan and Action Plan and formation of a Climate Change Trust Fund of Tk700 crore,” he said.

The agriculture minister was addressing a seminar titled “World Climate Conference-2021: Bangladesh’s Expectations” at CIRDAP auditorium in the capital on Friday.

Abdur Razzaque said, “We are no longer dependent on foreign aid to tackle the effects of climate change and we also believe that without foreign supports, Bangladesh will tackle the challenges of climate change,” he said.

“Agriculture sector of the country would be sufferer the most due to the climate change. That’s why, the government is working with special importance to protect the sector,” he added.

Chairman of Forest and Environment Affairs Sub-Committee of the ruling Awami League Professor Dr Khandaker Bazlul Haque presided over the programme.

Dhaka University Earth and Environment Sciences Faculty Dean Professor ASM Maksud Kamal, Dhaka University Social Sciences Faculty Dean Professor Sadeka Halim, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) Executive Director Dr Atiq Rahman and others also spoke.