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Bangladesh lauded globally for role in climate action

| Updated: October 14, 2021 09:06:21

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Bangladesh, being a key player in the world, has been doing remarkably well in its action against climate change, said UK Regional Ambassador for the Asia Pacific and South Asia Ken O'Flaherty.

Recently its submission of an appreciable NDC with enhanced ambitions attracted Britain's attention. He said the world wants to learn from Bangladesh's experiences in fighting against climate action.

Mr. Ken said this in a bilateral discussion meeting with Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin held Wednesday at the conference room of the ministry in Bangladesh Secretariat.

The British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson, Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md. Mostafa Kamal was present among others.

The UK government's COP26 Regional Ambassador said the UK appreciates Bangladesh's role in raising its voice for global climate action including yearly 100-billion-dollar assistance, loss, and damage as well as article 6.

He also said that Britain expects an exemplary declaration from the Bangladesh government which will encourage regional countries. He said Britain is working hard for a practical solution to climate change in COP26.  

Ken O'Flaherty said the US will double its contribution to climate assistance. Britain will provide necessary assistance to Bangladesh in the areas of climate change action. 

The environment minister said Bangladesh is finalising updating BCCSAP and formulating NAP. Bangladesh has drafted the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan 2030.

The Minister said Bangladesh has submitted an updated NDC by enhancing its contribution triple to reduce carbon emission than that of its previous one. 

Bangladesh will enhance its contribution further if it is assisted with necessary sufficient funds and technology. Bangladesh expects an effective outcome from the COP26, he continued.

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