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Effective steps to solve problems of climate victims urged

03 April 2015

Khulna Correspondent :
Different organizations on Thursday urged the government to take effective measures to solve the problems of climate victims of the country.
Fourteen civil society organizations made this call at press conference on the eve of inter state consultation on climate induced disaster and displacement, taking place from April 3 to 5 in Khulna.
More than 100 persons from 14 countries are expected to take part in the event. Ministry of Foreign Affairs has organised the programme with the support of Nansen Initiative.
The 14 organizations are BAPA (Bangladesh Poribesh Andolan),
BIPNetCCBD (Bangladesh Indigenous People Network for Climate Change and Biodiversity), BCJF (Bangladesh Climate Change Journalist Forum),  CCDF (Climate Change Development Forum), CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network), CDP (Coastal Development Partnership),  CSRL (Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihood), Counter Foto, EquityBD (Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh), FEJB (Forum for Environmental Journalist in Bangladesh), LEADERS, PRDI (Participatory Research and Development Initiative ), Rupanator and Uddayan Bangladesh.
Sharman Neelormi of CSRL said climate induced displacement in Bangladesh will be around 30 millions by 2050. "So, it is the high time to take effective measure against the impending disaster," she said.
Dr Ahsan Uddin of CGC said the developed countries should take the responsibility of climate forced migrants as they are responsible for all climatic catastrohopes.
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD said the government has taken an appropriate decision to have this inter state conference in Khulna with a field visit as climate forced displacement is increasing in the locality.  
Tanveer Mahmud of Oxfam said the Nansen Initiative is a means to take forward the issue to the international level.  
Among others, Masan Meshed of CLEAN, Rafiqul Islam Khokan of RUPANTOR also spoke at the conference.

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