Bangladesh delegation in Paris muted on most issues
09 December 2015, Nirapad News: The Bangladesh delegation at the UN climate conference in Paris is pressing for a mechanism of calculating loss and damage associated with climate change, as well as containing the temperature rise within 1.5 degrees in the twenty-first century.
Environment Minister Anwar Hossain, who is leading the Bangladeshi delegation at the conference, said this to reporters at a press conference in Paris on Tuesday noon (local time).
He also noted that Bangladesh is pointing to the fact that the climate-induced displacement will take a serious turn in Bangladesh in near future if adequate measures of adaptation to climate change are not taken.
More than four crore (40 million) people of the country will become climate refugees, he said.
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh delegation took a silent stance over the demand for reaching a legally binding agreement through the UN climate conference, though it had been one of the major demands of the least developed countries (LDCs).
Among other demands, Bangladesh strongly advocated for containing the global temperature increase within 1.5 degrees at any cost.
Speaking at the press conference, the members of the Bangladesh delegation also noted that they have demanded adequate financial assistance for running climate adaptation programmes.
The UN climate conference in Paris – also known as Conference of Parties 21 (COP 21) began on November 30 last.