World has to share responsibilities of climate migrants: PM
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World has to share responsibilities of climate migrants: PM

Speaking at a program titled ‘Call for Climate Prosperity’ at the Scottish Parliament, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the world needs to share the responsibility of climate migrants.

The Prime Minister said the world must share the responsibility of climate migrants displaced by natural disasters such as rising sea levels, river erosion, salinity, floods and droughts. The issue of loss must be adequately resolved.

Sheikh Hasina said there are already 6 million people displaced by climate change in Bangladesh. In addition, an additional 1.1 million Rohingyas in Myanmar have been burdened. Dealing with the Covid-19 epidemic has created different challenges.

The Prime Minister delivered a keynote address at the Committee Room of the Scottish Parliament entitled ‘A Bangladesh Vision for Global Climate Prosperity’. Bangabandhu’s youngest daughter Sheikh Rehana and CVF envoy Saima Wazed Hossain were present on occasion.

Arriving at the Scottish Parliament, Speaker Alison Johnstone welcomed the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. He said effective and adequate climate finance would be the key to prosperity. He put forward some proposals for the successful implementation of MCPP.

Sheikh Hasina, President of Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Vulnerable 20 (V20), proposed that the significant carbon-emitting countries must present and implement a comprehensive NDC (nationally defined contribution). Without ambitious impact mitigation efforts, adaptation measures alone are not enough to slow down, stop, and reverse the adverse effects of climate change.

In another resolution, the Prime Minister said developed countries must pledge to provide 100 billion a year to developing countries to tackle climate change, focusing on climate risk countries.

She said that this amount of funding would be in addition to the existing ODA (Official Development Assistance) and that there would be coordination between different climate financing.

She added that there should be a 50:50 ratio in the distribution of climate finance for adaptation and mitigation.

In his latest proposal, the Prime Minister suggested expanding green technology from developed countries to developing countries at affordable prices to implement the Mujib climate plan.

Noting that no country is free from the effects of climate change, Sheikh Hasina said world leaders have gathered in Glasgow to express their determination and ambition to address the challenges and risks of the adverse impacts of climate change.

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