05 Jun 2023, 21:27

Formation of national environment commission demanded

DHAKA, June 5, 2023 (BSS) - Speakers at a discussion today demanded forming national environment commission to face climate change impacts and protect environment.

They came up with the demand at a roundtable marking the World Environment Day 2023 at Jatiya Press Club in the city.

With the theme "BeatPlasticPollution, 'Ecosystem Restoration", World Environment Day is being observed today across the globe. Marking the day, Association of Development Agency in Bangladesh (ADAB) arranged the discussion.

NGO Affairs Bureau Director (additional secretary) Tapon Kumar Biswas, Jatiya Press Club Senior Vice-President and Forum of Environmental Journalists of Bangladesh (FEJB) General Secretary Hasan Hafiz, media researcher and writer Shamima Chowdhury, COAST Foundation Executive Director Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, ADAB Vice-Chairperson valiant freedom fighter Majeda Shawkat Ali addressed the roundtable, among others.

ADAB Chairperson Abdul Matin chaired it while its director AKM Jasim Uddin gave the welcome address.

The speakers said there is framework and time-befitting law in the country to face the impacts of climate change.

Proper implementation, application and coordination of the framework and laws are needed to prevent environment pollution and concerned efforts are needed for that, they said.

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