Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the world would have to share the responsibilities of the climate migrants, as she addressed the Scottish Parliament here at an event titled “Call for Climate Prosperity”.
“The world has to share the responsibilities of the climate migrants – the people displaced because of climate change induced natural events like sea-level rise, river erosion, increasing salinity, floods and draughts. The issue of loss and damage must be addressed properly,” she said.
The Prime Minister said Bangladesh already has six million climatically displaced populations with an additional burden of 1.1 million Myanmar Rohingyas, adding that the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional challenges to address.
The premier was presenting the keynote speech titled “A Bangladesh Vision for Global Climate Prosperity” at the Committee Room, the Scottish Parliament recently.
Speaker Alison Johnstone received the Bangladesh premier on her arrival at the Scottish Parliament.
Sheikh Rehana and CVF Thematic Ambassador Saima Wazed Hossain were present.