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UK lauds BD role in climate action globally

FE Report | October 14, 2021 00:00:00

The UK government's COP26 Regional Ambassador to Asia-Pacific and South Asia Ken O'Flaherty 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 fight against climate change.

The UK government's COP26 Regional Ambassador said this during a bilateral discussion with Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin on Wednesday at the conference room of the ministry at the Secretariat.

The British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson, Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md. Mostafa Kamal were present, among others.

UK's COP26 Regional Ambassador said the UK appreciates Bangladesh's role in raising voice for global climate action including yearly 100-billion-dollar assistance, loss and damage.

He also said Britain expects an exemplary declaration from the Bangladesh government that will encourage regional countries. He said Britain is working hard for a practical solution to climate change in COP26.

The ambassador said the US would double its contribution in climate assistance. Britain will provide necessary assistance to Bangladesh in the areas of climate change action.

The environment minister said Bangladesh is finalising updating BCCSAP and formulating NAP. Bangladesh has drafted the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan 2030.

Shahab Uddin said Bangladesh has submitted an 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 sufficient funds and technology. The country expects an effective outcome from the COP26, he continued.

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