Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently urged the developed countries to come up with predictable and promised mitigation measures along with finance to face the adversity of climate change.
“I would like to conclude urging all developed countries to come forward with predictable and promised mitigation measures along with climate finance,” she said, joining a virtual “Climate Ambition Summit” marking the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement.
In a pre-recorded speech aired at the summit, the PM also said, “Today we are observing the fifth anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement. Unfortunately, we are nowhere near to our goals set under the agreement”.
The UK, UN and France co-hosted the Summit in partnership with Chile and Italy.
The Summit started with opening addresses from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chilean President Sebasti n Pi¤era and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
Sheikh Hasina said: “The reality is the climate change is neither going to take a break nor it will spare us from its adverse impact for our inaction.”
Despite many constraints, Bangladesh has emerged as a global leader on adaptation measures, she said, adding, “In this regard, I would like to remind everyone that there is a limit to adaptation.”
As the President of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, Sheikh Hasina said, they have launched the CVF “Midnight Survival Deadline for the Climate” initiative urging every country to declare enhanced NDCs by the midnight on 31st December 2020.