Civil societies demand strong govt position to include Loss & Damage in CoP 27 agendas

30 September 2022

Staff Reporter :
A group of Civil society organizations have urged the government to take a strong position for including the Loss & Damage [L&D] issue as an agenda in the upcoming United Nation (UN) climate conference (Conference of the Parties, CoP 27).
In a seminar on Thursday organized by COAST foundation, an organization for Socio-Economic Development (AOSED), Centre for Participatory Research & Development (CPRD), Coastal Development Partnership (CDP), Centre for Sustainable Rural Livelihood (CSRL) and Equity and Justice Working Group, Bangladesh (EquityBD) voiced for the demand.
In the seminar Deputy Minister on Ministry of Environment
Habibun Nahar MP was present as a chief guest. Mir Mostak Ahmed Robi MP and Ali Akbar Tipu, Panel Mayor- Khulan City Corporation participated as special guests.
Among others, Sharif Jamil, General Secretary-BAPA, Md. Shamsuddoha of CPRD, Shamim Arefin of AoSED-Khulna, Ziaul Hoque Mukta of CSRL, M. Ahsanul Wahed of MJF, Shirin Sultana Lira of Swiss Embassy, Afsari Begum of Concern Worldwide, Md. Abul Basar and many others spoke at the event.  
In the seminar the speakers said that, as one of the Most Vulnerable Countries (MVC), Bangladesh also should adopt a firm stance in support of a legally binding commitment to "Zero Emission" target followed by 1.5-degree temperature goal.
Syed Aminul Hoque from EquityBD presented the key notes of the seminar.

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