07 Sep 2021, 12:01
Update : 07 Sep 2021, 22:47

Momen calls carbon emitting countries to rehabilitate climate migrants

 DHAKA, Sept 7, 2021 (BSS) - Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has called

upon major carbon emitting countries to rehabilitate the climate migrants
displaced from their homes and traditional jobs due to climate change.

   "It was the responsibility of the international community, particularly
the major carbon emitting countries to rehabilitate the climate migrants," he

   The foreign minister made the remark while addressing the meeting of the
Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) in Rotterdam of the Netherlands on Monday,
a press release said here today.

   The GCA is Dutch initiative to develop and share knowledge and best
practices for climate change adaptation.

   During the meeting, Dr Momen stressed the need of ambitious nationally
determined contributions (NDCs) in the area of climate change by the major
polluting countries.

   Bangladesh foreign minister also highlighted the importance of ensuring
the climate finance of at least 100 billion dollars every year, with equal
importance given to mitigation and adaptation.

   Dr. Momen is the Board Member of the GCA, while Ban Ki Moon, the immediate
past Secretary General of the United Nations, is the Chairman of the

   The floating office of the GCA Headquarters, the largest floating office
in the world, was inaugurated in Rotterdam by King Willem-Alexander of the
Netherlands in presence of Board Members, Ministers from different countries,
and several Heads of International Organisations.

  Earlier, the Bangladesh foreign minister chaired a meeting of the Ministers
of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), the platform of 48 countries severely
affected by climate change.

   In the meeting, the recent activities of the CVF were reported, and also
the possible actions leading up to the 26th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties
(COP26) to be held in Glasgow, UK in November 2021 were discussed.


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