COP25: Dhaka pushes for support to deal with climate change

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 23:13, Dec 11, 2019 | Updated : 23:15, Dec 11, 2019

A worker walks past a COP 25 logo at IFEMA Convention Center, ahead of the 2019 UN climate change conference (COP 25) in Madrid, Spain, Nov 30, 2019. REUTERSBangladesh has underscored the need for extending help with financial and technological resources to the countries, already suffering from vulnerability for climate change at the COP25.
“Those countries which are already suffering from vulnerability due to climate change must be helped with financial and technological resources to adapt adequately as well as in developing on a low carbon path,” Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin told the COP25 ministerial high-level segment in Madrid on Wednesday (Dec 12), reports UNB.
“Nobody, no nation will be spared, sooner or later all will perish. Against this perspective, Bangladesh, on its own, has tried so far to limit the adverse consequences of climate change in a planned manner,” he added.
Shahab Uddin warned against making any mistake at this critical moment of collective action.
“We have only one earth to live. And when it becomes inhabitable, it becomes so for every one of us on earth,” he said.
The minister lamented that most of the agenda items under adaptation, mitigation and finance have not made good progress.
“We still lack a sense of urgency and a true commitment to implementing the Paris Agreement so that countries like us can have a sustainable future worthy of human beings and for a just society,” he added.
The two-day high-level segment from December 10-11 was attended by ministers from 200 countries.