Saturday, May 26, 2018 | ePaper

BD needs global help to tackle climate change

  • Print


Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST) Bangladesh, at UNHCR annual dialogues in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday sought global assistance for the country to cope with the climate change impacts.
"Bangladesh needs huge international assistance to cope with the impact of climate change though the country is investing bigger amounts," Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, representative of COAST Bangladesh, said at the dialogues, according to a message received here on Saturday.
Chowdhury, who presented a case study from Bangladesh, said that climate change would make one third area of the country vulnerable to inundation, creating unbearable population density leading to huge economic and social security threat though the country is hardly responsible for climate changes.
Other speakers at the discussion laid emphasis on global solidarity and cooperation in respect of climate displacement especially its two global compacts - refugees and migration.
The event titled "Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Compacts" was held in Geneva International Conference Centre on the eve of ongoing UNHCR Annual Dialogue.
It was moderated by Atle Solberg from Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD).
Besides Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of COAST, Neil Turner from Norwegian Refugee Council, Sarnata Reynolds from Oxfam USA and Marine Frank from UNHCR took part in the dialogue as panelists.
Neil Turner from Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) called for durable solutions, predictability for responding to the large movements and responsibility sharing mechanism in respect of two global compacts - refugees and migration.

More News For this Category

Textile Garments Workers Federation formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Friday to meet its various demands including reopening of Mastext Mills in Turag.

Textile Garments Workers Federation formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Friday to meet its various demands including reopening of Mastext Mills in Turag.

.

Forging social movement to prevent corruption stressed

City Desk :Forging social movement against corruption can be the vital means of building a society free from all injustice and poverty.Community participation towards the anti-corruption campaign has become

ORGANIsATION SNIPPET

City Desk :Debate for DemocracyA debate competition titled "Jukti Aloy Dekhi"  for the visually impaired students organised by Debate for Democracy was held at Bangladesh Film Developmemt Corporation (BFDC)

BAF missile firing exercise starts today

City Desk :Missile firing exercise using FM-90 Short-Range Air Defence (SHORAD) system of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) would start today from 9 am to 5 pm at firing range

Ensuring rights of women for attaining SDGs underscored

City Desk :Officials and civil society members at a project start-up workshop have laid emphasis on ensuring rights of women and girls for their proper development to attain the

Govt implementing all dev works transparently

City Desk :Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda said the government is implementing all the development works with utmost sincerity and transparently.The minister said the construction of 36

Joint General Secretary of Awami League Mahbub-Ul-Alam Hanif, among others, at a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club on Friday marking founding anniversary of Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikya Parishad.

Joint General Secretary of Awami League Mahbub-Ul-Alam Hanif, among others, at a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club on Friday marking founding anniversary of Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikya Parishad.

.

4 researchers get Mirza Banu & Sirajul Islam Endowment Fund Award

City Desk :Four researchers were conferred "Mirza Banu and Sirajul Islam Endowment Fund Award" for their outstanding contributions to original research in history at Dhaka University (DU). The recipients

Jatiya Garments Sramik Federation formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Friday demanding Eid bonus for all garments employees within Ramzan 20.

Jatiya Garments Sramik Federation formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Friday demanding Eid bonus for all garments employees within Ramzan 20.

.

Rain with squally wind likely

BSS, Dhaka :Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind and lightning flashes is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Dhaka