Bangladesh innocent victim of climate change: Hasan

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DHAKA, Mar 09, 2019 (BSS) – Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said Bangladesh is one of the worst affected countries and an innocent victim of the climate change.

“Though Bangladesh has no liability for the climate change the country is the innocent victim of the changes,” he told at a programme held at a hotel in the city’s Gulshan.

Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies (BCAS) organized the 2nd International Conference on Climate Finance (ICCF) 2019 with the association of International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and BRAC University.

Senior Consultant of Oxford Policy Management, United Kingdom, Katherine Cook, Chairman of Adaption Fund Board Dr Victor R Vinas Nicolas, Manager of Adaption Programme, UNFCCC Dr Paul V. Desanker, Acting Country Director of British Council Bangladesh Faye Nicholls, C3ER Advisor of Brac University Dr Ainun Nishat, ICCCAD Director Dr Saleemul Huq, among others, addressed the programme with BCAS Executive Director Dr Atiq Rahman in the chair.

Hasan, also the former forests and environment minister and ex-member of green peace movement, said Bangladesh has no liability for the climate changes. “Yet, Bangladesh has taken a plan to reduce carbon emission. Bangladesh is showing the path of tackling the effect of the climate changes.”

The minister said Bangladesh is one of the worst affected countries for the climate change. The Paris Agreement is yet to come into effect because of the role of a few states. If the agreement comes into effect, Bangladesh and other countries will be benefited, he said.

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