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BD role against climate change highly laudable: UK COP26 Ambassador

World wants to learn from Bangladesh, says British COP26 Regional envoy

Published : Thursday, 14 October, 2021 at 12:00 AM  Count : 404

The UK government's COP26 Regional Ambassador to Asia-Pacific and South Asia Ken O'Flaherty has said Bangladesh being a key player in the world has been doing remarkably well in its action against climate change. Recently its submission of an appreciable NDC with enhanced ambitions attracted Britain's attention. He said the world wants to learn from Bangladesh's' experiences in fighting against climate action.
The UK government's COP26 Regional Ambassador said this on Wednesday in a bilateral discussion meeting with Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin at the conference room of the ministry in Bangladesh Secretariat.
The British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson, Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Mostafa Kamal, Additional Secretary (Administration) Iqbal Abdullah Harun, Additional Secretary (Development) Ahmed Shamim Al Razi, Additional Secretary (Climate Change) Md. Mizanul Hoque Chowdhury and Additional Secretary of Climate Change wing Sanjay Kumar Bhowmick were present among others.
The UK government's COP26 Regional Ambassador  has said that the UK appreciates Bangladesh's role in raising voice for global climate action including yearly 100 billion dollar assistance , loss and damage and article 6. He also said Britain expects an exemplary declaration from Bangladesh government which will encourage regional countries. He said Britain is working hard for practical solutions to climate change in COP26. Britain will provide necessary assistance to Bangladesh in the areas of climate change action, he said.
The Environment Minister said Bangladesh is finalizing updating BCCSAP and formulating NAP. Bangladesh has drafted the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan 2030. The Minister  said Bangladesh has submitted updated NDC by enhancing its contribution triple to reduce carbon emission than that of its previous one.  Bangladesh will enhance its contribution further if it is assisted with necessary sufficient fund and technology. Bangladesh expects an effective outcome from the COP26.

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