7th June 2018
EP Desk


A global climate fund supporting the efforts of developing countries seeks enjoying immunity from legal process and other privileges from Bangladesh, officials said.


The board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) recently forwarded a draft of an agreement to Bangladesh for signing. The government is scrutinizing the document, the officials said.


Bangladesh, being one of the worst victims of climate change impacts, has started getting funding from the billion-dollar fund meant for climate-resilient development.


The Economic Relations Division (ERD), the national designated authority of GCF in Bangladesh, recently sought opinion on the draft agreement from the ministries such as home, foreign, finance, environment, and the National Board of Revenue (NBR).


"While exercising their functions and during the journey to and from the People's Republic of Bangladesh, [the board] shall enjoy immunity from personal arrest or detention and from seizure of personal baggage," the draft said about the privileges the members and alternative members of the board and executive director of GCF seek.


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