Bangladesh faces climate change impact: speakers

JHENIDAH, Speakers at a press conference today said Bangladesh is bearing the burden of excessive carbon emissions caused by industrialized nations, which are mainly responsible for global warming, a great challenge for the planet.

Despite having little contribution to global carbon emission, Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries due to adverse impact of global climate change and responsible countries must provide financial and technical supports to victim countries aiming at tackling its negative impacts, they told the press briefing at the Jhenidah Press Club here.

A nongovernment platform, NCRB's Jhenidah general secretary Habibur Rahman, representatives from different organizations and environment activists, among others, addressed the press conference with NCRB president Jhenidah Aminul Islam Bakul in the chair.

The speakers said many people across the country have become refugees due to various reasons including flood, river bank erosions and cyclone. Basically they are climate change victims, they added.

Bangladesh alone cannot face climate change issue as it is a global phenomenon; they said adding it should move bilaterally as well as multilaterally along with strong bargaining capacity to pile up pressure on rich nations to extend their financial and technical supports to climate vulnerable countries.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)