Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister. Shahab Uddin said that the Bangladesh delegation will play an effective and strong role in this year’s COP-28 conference as well. They will play an effective role on behalf of less developed countries including Bangladesh and countries that are extremely endangered and vulnerable due to climate change in various issue-based discussions in the conference.
He said this at an exchange meeting with the Bangladesh Climate Change Journalists Forum organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on the occasion of the 28th World Climate Change Conference (COP-28) on Monday.
The minister said that the COP-28 conference to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 12 will operationalize the ‘Loss and Damage Fund’ and fix its ‘detailed arrangements’; Framework for adaptation-related global goals ‘Global Goals on Adaptation’; Ensuring that developed countries contribute USD 100 billion per year until 2025 to combat climate change in developing countries; finalizing the definition of climate finance; Bangladesh will play a strong role in doubling adaptation financing etc.
Shahab Uddin said that a position paper has already been prepared with the opinion of prominent climate experts of the country and related ministries and organizations in order to highlight Bangladesh’s position in the conference. Like the previous COPs, this time also in the COP-28 conference, a pavilion with an area of 152 square meters has been set up by Bangladesh and various side events have been organized here.
Begum Habibun Nahar, Deputy Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry, Secretary Dr. Farhina Ahmed, Additional Secretary Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik, Bangladesh Climate Change Journalists Forum General Secretary Motahar Hossain, Joint General Secretary Masudul Haque and Senior Journalist Nikhil Chandra Bhadra etc.