Global climate experts laud BD's efforts to cut carbon emissions

Global climate experts laud BD’s efforts to cut carbon emissions


Marrakech, (Morocco)- Global climate experts have lauded Bangladesh’s efforts to cut carbon emissions and said the country can be an example for many developing and least developed nations to be followed by. UNB news agency reported
They said Bangladesh deserves special appreciations from the global community as it has taken various steps to reduce carbon emissions to cope with the climate change impact though the country’s contribution to the global volume of greenhouse gas emissions is very negligible.
The experts also said Bangladesh is much more ahead than many other developing countries in terms of carbon emission reduction and building a low-carbon and climate resilient future.
They came up with the observations at a seminar held here on the sidelines of Marrakech Climate Conference (COP22). Bangladesh and German Development Organisation GIZ arranged the event joined by experts and representatives from Namibia, Mexico, Vietnam and Bangladesh.
Representatives of the participating country presented their carbon emission-cutting plans and shared their experiences and views at the programme chaired by Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed, secretary Ministry of Environment and Forest of Bangladesh.
The Mexican representative said their country has taken both the adaptation and mitigation policy to tackle the climate change impact.
The Vietnam delegation said their country is yet to work out any action plan to lessen carbon emissions, but they are implementing some small projects to cope with the bad impacts of climate change.
A Namibia representative said they have made a master plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but they are facing financial and capacity crisis to implement it.
Kamal Uddin said Bangladesh is very concerned over the rise in global temperature caused by greenhouse gas emissions as the country is one of the worst victims of it.
Mentioning that it is not possible to tackle climate change impact only by adaptation policy, he said the developed nations should give more focus on cutting carbon emissions.
The environment secretary said Bangladesh’s capacity to face climate change impact has enhanced as the country has spent nearly $400 million on its own initiative in this regard.


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