CSOs expect effective Bangladesh govt role in COP25

Dhaka, Nov 26 – Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on climate advocacy networks on Tuesday sought an effective role of the government in the upcoming the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) scheduled to be held in Madrid of Spain in December.They made the remarks at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club.
The speakers suggested that the government lead a separate mechanism for Displacement & Migration at the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
They also recommended raising voice to ensure easier financial access to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) as the most vulnerable country (MVC).
In the keynote presentation, Syed Aminul Hoque from EquityBD insisted that developed countries increase their mitigation action target based on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on reducing global warming.
He also suggested developing the framework on implementing a market based mechanism on “Mitigation Outcome International Transfer” (Article 6 of PA) under the UNFCCC process and followed by accountability, Transparency principle.
Md Ziaul Hoque Mukta of Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihood (CSRL), Md Mostafa Kamal Akand of COAST Trust, Md Shamsuddoha from Center for Participatory Research & Development (CPRD), Kawser Rahman of Bangladesh Climate Journalist Forum (BCJF) and Md Badrul Alam of Krishak Federation and Atiqur Rahaman Tipu of Coastal Development Partnership also spoke at the briefing. – UNB