Tuesday, 7 December, 2021

Tackling Climate Risks

Bangladesh a role model: Hasan

Bangladesh a role model: Hasan

Information and Broadcasting Minister and environmental researcher Dr Hasan Mahmud has said Bangladesh is now a role model in reducing the risks induced by climate change.

He made the remark while speaking at an international dialogue at Bangladesh pavilion on Monday evening on the sidelines of the Conference of Parties (COP) - 26 in Glasgow of Scotland, according to a message received on Tuesday, reports BSS.

The Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) arranged the dialogue on ‘Prospect of Solar-Powered Irrigation to Enhance Climate Resilience in Bangladesh’.

Speaking as the chief guest, Hasan said the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) is now showing path to the world in dealing with climate change impacts.

That is why, he said, Bangladesh is now a role model in this regard.

Hasan, also the Awami League joint general secretary, said the Bangladesh government is implementing the action plan with its own fund, while it has already taken 789 projects involving US$ 443 million from Bangladesh Climate Change Trust Fund (BCCTF).

Addressing the climate change impacts, the country is moving forward at an indomitable pace due to the time-befitting initiatives taken under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he added.

He sought cooperation from World Bank and development associate agencies in enhancing the use of solar panel in Bangladesh.

Hasan said the use of eco-friendly and cost-effective solar panel has increased in agricultural irrigation abroad instead of diesel-run pump.

He said now there are 1,240,000 diesel-run irrigation pumps and farmers have to buy a huge amount of diesel for operating the pumps while diesel-run pumps emit massive quantity of carbon dioxide.