Help climate vulnerable countries: Hasina tells UK

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the United Kingdom to give due response to the climate change challenges of the countries like Bangladesh to help break the nexus among vulnerability, marginalization and underdevelopment.

” The countries vulnerable to climate change needs UK’s support to pronounce their concerns at global level,” she said,
adding operation of the Global Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund should be more quick and responsive.

The Prime Minister made the remarks when British Secretary of State for Climate Change Edward Davey, MP called on her at her hotel suite here yesterday (Saturday).

PM’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad said the Prime Minister urged the British minister for his government’s support for power generation in Bangladesh, particularly in renewable energy sector.

“Bangladesh needs green technology and finance for responding to climate change challenges as the country wants to have two million households under solar system within a couple of years,” she told Edward.

Sheikh Hasina said though Bangladesh has very negligible contribution to carbon pollution, the country is suffering the
most. “Bangladesh and other climate vulnerable countries are suffering from environmental injustice,” she added.

The Prime Minister laid importance on collaboration with Britain in public health and agriculture sector, particularly in
research areas.

The British minister informed the Prime Minister that his government is pursuing a plan to reduce global carbon emission by 30 percent by 2020.