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Major issues still pending in COP23

Published: November 11, 2017 23:05:50 | Updated: November 12, 2017 21:57:34


Developed countries have been putting emphasis to work jointly with least developed countries (LDC) and developing countries, delaying a decision on five major issues.   

Bangladeshi delegation said all countries were busy negotiating on cutting the harmful greenhouse gas emissions on the sixth day of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

On the other hand, the most environmentally-affected countries, including Bangladesh, placed a demand to expedite the formation of Adaptation Fund involving US $ 100 billion per year, which is scheduled to be started from 2020, says a UNB report.

Dr Hasan Mahmud, President of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment and Forests Ministry, attended the sixth day's session while Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju will join the summit from Monday.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh was re-elected as the member of three bodies -- Adaptation Fund Board, consisting of 22 member countries, Executive Committee of Loss and Damage, comprising 20 member countries, and Consultative Group, formed with 20 member states, said additional secretary of Environment and Forests Ministry Nurul Kadir.

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) started on November 6.

The technical negotiation meetings will be going on till November 15 while the High-level Segment will be held from November 15 to November 16 and the closing session will be held on November 17.

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