Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Monday, June 24, 2019 08:30:35 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Release of fund from GCF

Transparent efforts needed in Bonn Climate Confce

Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Staff Reporter :
Civil society leaders at a seminar on Tuesday suggested the government to assure easy financial access through transparent and coordinated efforts in Bonn climate conference for urgent release of fund from Green Climate Fund (GCF).
COAST, EquityBD and nine civil society organisations jointly organized the seminar titled "23rd CoP Bonn Climate Conference: Expectation from CSOs in view of Implementing Paris Agreement" at National Press Club in the city.
Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) Dr. Hasan Mahmud attended the seminar as the chief guest.
Chairman of PKSF Dr. Qazi Kholikuzzaman chaired the occasion while Chief Moderator of EquityBD Rezaul Karim Chowdhury moderated it. Director of Bangladesh Center of Advance Studies (BCAS) Dr. Atiq Rahman also spoke.
Secretariat Coordinator of EquityBD Syed Aminul Hoque presented the keynote paper in the seminar.
Keynote presenter Aminul Hoque said, Bangladesh remains as the most vulnerable country affected by climate change and it is also frequently suffering from climate change impacts.
He suggested that the government should increase their ambition targets to address climate issues like the developed countries based on science with a view to reducing global warming. The issues include new concept of country goal on adaptation instead of so called global goal of adaptation and climate migration in the process of loss and damage work stream.
"We are getting very less support from the developed countries and different multilateral fund that what they have pledged in different climate conferences," the keynote paper pointed out.
"Rise of global temperature is alarming. Developed countries must raise their ambition in respect of mitigation. We urged global CSOs to raise voice in this regard," said Dr. Hasan Mahmud.
He said, "We think Bangladesh has also a significant role in framing the rule book in securing our own interest and achieving sustainable development. Social organisations have to put active demands and suggestions to integrate with the government position."
"GCF has been changing their rule and process frequently bypassing their funding principle which is a problem for MVCs (most vulnerable countries). Now access to GCF is very  
complicated and we of course take position on the issue in the Conference of Parties (CoP) 23," said Dr Qazi Kholikuzzaman.
He added, "Bangladesh will have to give stress on the implementation of those commitments given by the developed countries through Paris Agreement (PA)."
"We have been suffering and paying most despite having no responsibility for climate changing. The government should develop a special ministry of climate change to continue the chronology of global negotiation and get expected output over the time," said Dr. Atiq Rahman.
The 23rd CoP (Conference of the Parties) is going to be held in Bonn of Germany from November 7 to 18, 2017. This year the global focus will be on preparing the rule book on implementing Paris Agreement.
Md. Raseduzzaman from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Qumrul Islam Chowdhury of FEJB (Forum of Environmental Journalists in Bangladesh), Tanvir Mahmud from British Council, Prodip K Roy from CSRL (Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihood), among others, took part in the seminar.

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Cricket »

No six pack but Malinga still a big-game hunter: Mahela Jayawardene

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene praised Lasith Malinga for his ability to step up in big games after the paceman inspired his country's shock World Cup win over England.Malinga returned figures of four for 43 to help Sri Lanka dismiss England for 212 as they stunningly beat the hosts ...

Editorial »

Banks must strengthen security systems to counter cyber heists

NEWS media reported that transnational scammers in May attacked three Bangladeshi commercial banks' networks and stole around Tk 25 crore from Dutch Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) while two other banks — NCC Bank and Prime Bank — claimed they however managed to avert financial losses.Intelligence agencies said hackers planted malware ...

International »

UK's Boris Johnson under pressure to explain domestic 'row'

Boris Johnson, the strong favourite to become Britain's next prime minister, came under pressure from figures in his own party on Sunday to explain reports of a domestic 'row' that led to a police visit.Although still heavily backed to beat Jeremy Hunt to become Conservative Party leader, and therefore prime ...

International »

North Korean leader receives 'excellent' letter from Trump: KCNA

AFP, Seoul :North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter of "excellent content" from US President Donald Trump, the country's state media said Sunday, amid a nuclear deadlock between Pyongyang and Washington.Talks have been stalled since the collapse of a second summit between Kim and Trump in Hanoi ...

Entertainment »

Tomalika returning with play Rarang

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :To change her personal life, National Film Award winner actress Tomalika Karmakar was in USA for last one year. Before Eid-ul-Fitr, she returned to country. Now she has decided to stay here and will continue acting. She is returning acting through her theatre troupe Aronnyok’s popular play ...

Editorial »

Subsidise agriculture to maintain food security

AGRICULTURAL economists suggested the government for setting up a special fund from where the farmers would receive support during the harvesting period. As the growers become deprived of the fair price of their production, the fund would help the farmers and encourage them to stay in the agriculture sector. The ...

Cricket »

Bangladesh to wait for Saifuddin to get fit

Considering the form of pace-bowling all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin, Bangladesh team management tries its best to get him fit ahead of their crucial clash against Afghanistan on Tuesday at the Southampton.Saifuddin has been the Bangladesh's 'go to' bowler in the death over and is the highest wicket-taker for the side with ...

International »

Trump nominates Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense

AP, Washington :Donald Trump has nominated Mark Esper to be the US Secretary of Defense, the White House said late Friday, as Washington navigates a spike in tensions with Iran.The nomination of Esper, who was this week elevated to acting Pentagon chief from his post as Army Secretary, was announced ...

Editorial »

Govt worth its name must explain every abduction and every disappearance

Police have found Syed Iftekhar Alam Shourav, a nephew of former State Minister for Home Affairs Sohel Taj, in Mymensingh, 11 days after he went missing from Chattogram. Quoting officials of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit, media reported that an unidentified car dropped Shourav in front of a ...

Entertainment »

Nikita Dutta didn’t plan her transition from TV to Bollywood

Actress Nikita Dutta says she didn’t plan her transition from television to Bollywood, but it happened organically. “Honestly it wasn't something I had planned. I hadn’t even planned to do TV four years ago when my first show happened,” Nikita said in a statement. “It was an opportunity that I ...

International »

Malaysia launches legal action to recover 1MDB millions

AFP, Putrajaya, Malaysia :Malaysia has launched legal action to recover about $65 million stolen from scandal-hit state fund 1MDB, much of it from groups connected to the ousted former regime, anti-corruption authorities said Friday.Billions of dollars were looted from the investment vehicle and spent on everything from yachts to expensive ...

Editorial »

Prevent any further unwanted incident at Payra Power Plant

A CHINESE worker, who was injured in a clash over the death of a worker at Payra 1320 MW Thermal Power Plant in Kalapara Upazila on Tuesday, died at Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital on Wednesday. The deceased is Jung Yung Sung, an employee of the power plant. Factory workers ...

Cricket »

England bowler Liam Plunkett back in training after virus

England bowler Liam Plunkett has returned to training after recovering from a virus.The 34-year-old did not play in the 150-run Cricket World Cup win over Afghanistan on Tuesday, but is part of the squad ahead of Friday's clash with Sri Lanka at Headingley.Eoin Morgan, who suffered back spasms in the ...

Cricket »

We left everything out there, and that's all I can ask for: Faf du Plessis

In the year 2000, at a time when West Indies' decline had started gaining prominence in the cricket world, Steve Waugh was asked if he had any advice for Jimmy Adams to help their team come out of the rut. "Have a serious drink tonight," quipped the Australian captain to ...

International »

Tories pick final two in battle to become British PM

Conservative MPs will decide Thursday who will join Boris Johnson in the final two battling become Britain's next prime minister, with three contenders jostling for the second spot.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Interior Minister Sajid Javid are vying to join Johnson on the ballot paper to ...

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news