** People rescuing an injured passenger from inside a passenger bus hit by a truck on Dhaka-Mawa Expressway in Shologhar area of Shreenagar upazila in Munshiganj on Thursday. ** Motorcycles allowed on Padma Bridge after 10 months ** Commuters charge extra fare, passengers disappointed ** 78 people killed in Yemen stampede ** Moon sighting committee meets today to ascertain Eid day ** 9 killed in road accidents in 3 districts ** US announces new $325 m military aid package for Ukraine ** Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia today ** Eid exodus begins ** LPG price cut illusive ** 15 hurt as bus overturns in capital ** New interbank cheque clearing timings set for Eid holidays ** Four women hit by a train die in Tangail ** 12.28 lakh SIM users left Dhaka on Tuesday ** Sylhet engineer threatened over power outage ** People rush to village homes to spend Eid holidays with their near and dear ones. This photo was taken from Sadarghat Launch Terminal on Tuesday. NN photo ** Surge in cases of dehydration, diarrhoea amid summer heat wave ** Padma Bridge construction cost increases by Tk 2,412cr ** PM gives Tk 90m to Bangabazar fire victims ** Textile workers block highway demanding wage, Eid bonus ** Attack on PM's motorcade Ex-BNP MP, 3 others get life term ** Load-shedding increases for demand of electricity during heat wave ** Motorbikes to be allowed on Padma bridge from Thursday ** 5-day Eid vacation begins from today ** Take Nangalkot train accident as a warning about negligence of govt functionaries **

Climate deal with 1.5 degree celsius must for survival

06 December 2015

Staff Reporter :
"Climate deal must be with 1.5 degree Celsius and with an institutional mechanism to address loss and damages", said civil societies representing MVC (most vulnerable countries) and LDC (least developed countries) in a press conference at UNFCCC Paris Climate Conference on Friday.
Mrinal Kanti Tripura of BIPNetCCBD moderated the press conference; Sharmind Neelormi of CSRL read out keynote presentation paper, other speakers of the press conference were Tettet Lauron from Ibon International of Philippines, Shamsuddoha of CPRD and Mizanur Rahman Bijoy of NCCB.
BAPA, BIPNetCCBD, BCCJF, CCDF, CCDB, CDP, CSRL, EquityBD and EFJB of Bangladesh participating in Paris Climate Conference jointly organized the press conference.
On behalf of the group Sharmind Neelormi read out the position paper on demands, which are (i) an agreement must have to be legally binding, (ii) temperature limit must be set to 1.5 degree Celsius for survival, and (iii) institutional or internal mechanism for loss and damage, especially there must be replacement of Cancun Agreement Article 14 f ie, inclusion of issues related to climate induced migration, which is absent in draft agreement circulated so far in Paris.
Shamsuddoha reiterated position on Developed countries must fulfill their commitment on financing annually $ 100 billion from 2020, and there must be a road map on finance for the pre 2020 period too.
He explains that it is easily possible if developed countries reduce their arms and war budget.
Tettet Lauren said that developed countries must take historical responsibility for their carbon emission in past and plundering of resources through colonialism and new liberal policies at the moment; she further said that developed countries must have to pay the climate debt.
Mizanur Rahamn Bijoy of NCCB said that there must be inclusion of climate migration issue in the loss and damage discourse, most vulnerable countries should not agree with any deal without institutional mechanism for addressing loss and damage.

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