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>Bangladesh has proposed the creation a fund to fight climate change in densely populated South Asia, which experts say is vulnerable to rising seas, melting glaciers and greater extremes of droughts and floods, Reuters reports Tuesday.
Regional experts on climate change began two days of talks in Dhaka on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of environment ministers from countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc).
“We want to find a common stand among the South Asian countries and will raise our voice together against the perils of climate changes,” said Raja Devasish Roy, head of the Environment and Forest Ministry of Bangladesh, after opening the experts’ meeting.
Saarc, comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will adopt a common strategy at the Dhaka meeting, officials said.
Devasish said industrialised countries were the most to blame for global warming and should compensate poorer nations by providing them grants — not loans — to fight the effects of climate change.
The Daily Star report


1 Comment

  1. Sara Wolcott says:

    >So much needs to be done if we really want to act against climate change. We have a good track record for raising funds. We have actually managed to raise billions by various government and privates sources – which is pretty cool if you think about it. However, what about the deployment of funds and the effectiveness??? Issues like carbon consumption, clean energy, and renewable energy all demand consideration immediately. Stakes are high. If we fail on these issues, we die.

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