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COP23 ends without positive outcome on climate

Published: November 17, 2017 23:27:57 | Updated: November 20, 2017 14:40:06


The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) ended in Boon on Friday without any major positive outcome about the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate.

Delegations of the participating countries started negotiations from the beginning of the conference about the Paris Agreement to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions.

However, the high-level segment of the conference failed to formulate a rule book in this regard, says a report on UNB.

Meanwhile, there was progress on some issues related to agriculture and gender.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has taken a Gender Action Plan (GAP) focusing on five issues.

Specific plans were taken to ensure and increase women’s participation in all the UNFCCC processes.

Besides, member states of UNFCCC reached an understanding on climate change on agriculture after five years of debates and discussions, which is another big success of the conference.

Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju who led the Bangladesh delegation at the COP 23 said there was progress in exchanging of information.

“Every nation is in danger for climate change. If any nation claims that they are not affected by climate change, they need to do more study on climate-related issues. We, all the nations, are being affected by the climate change, which was our main focus at the conference.”

Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment and Forests Ministry Dr Hasan Mahmud said there was no discussion on the refugee issue.

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