Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also chair at climate vulnerable forum (CVF), has called upon all countries to take robust and urgent actions to fulfill global commitments under the Paris Agreement
Addressing a CVF meet recenty,the forum chief also highlighted the vulnerabilities the member countries of the body despite insignificant contribution to the global carbon emission.
UN former chief Ban Ki-Moon, secretary general António Guterres spoke in the meeting moderated by Global Centre on Adaptation chief executive Patrick Verkooijen,
The event was moderated by Speaking at the event, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated that an ambitious collective response with concrete action plan and commitment was essential to save these countries and the planet.
She also mentioned Bangladesh’s focus would be obtaining support to keep the global temperature increase up to 1.5 degrees, accelerating financing mechanisms and underscoring the narratives of climate resilience and ‘loss and damage’ issues.
Sheikh Hasina referred to displacement of over 1.1 million Rohingya people from Myanmar that Bangladesh gave shelter at a great social and environmental cost.
Among others, Maldives’ parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed, Foreign Minister Abdul Momen, Bangladeshi Autism activist Saima Wazed Hossain, Philippine’s Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda connected to the session.
Former UN chief Ban Ki-Moon mentioned that global emissions need to be cut by 7.6 percent each year between now and 2030 to keep the 1.5 within reach.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres applauded the moral leadership and concrete examples of climate vulnerable countries saying that leaders should submit more ambitious determined contributions ahead of COP 26.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated an online and social media initiative called ‘Midnight Survival Deadline for the Climate at the event to oblige the countries to submit NDCs before the end of the 2020.
Climate Vulnerable Forum is an international partnership of 48 developing nations most threatened by the global climate emergency.