Bangladesh calls for urgent measures against climate changeAugust 30th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 30 (Xinhua) Bangladesh Saturday called for urgent measures for a global solution to man-made climate change as the country is likely to be its worst victim in South Asia.Chief Adviser of the country’s caretaker government Fakhruddin Ahmed put forward a 12-point recommendation, including deeper cuts to greenhouse gas emissions by developed countries and adequate additional resources support by developed countries, to tackle the problems caused by climate change.
Ahmed was addressing the concluding session of the six-day ‘International Symposium on Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia’ held here.
“The world is more united than ever before in addressing the threats of climate change. We cannot afford to remain idle until this misfortune actually unfolds. The time for action cannot be delayed. We must turn our words into deeds,” he told the gathering.
Ahmed hoped that the international community, particularly the high greenhouse gas-emitters, would come forward to provide assistance in tackling the losses of lives and livelihoods by climate change to help in coping with adverse impacts and maintain food security.
Around 250 participants from 17 countries attended the weeklong international symposium jointly organised by the Ohio State University, World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), University of Dhaka and the government of Bangladesh.