Call for continued collective efforts to ensure climate justice

Published : 17 Nov 2023 10:06 PM

Speakers at an event in the city on Friday (November 17, 2023) called for continued collective efforts to compel the rich countries to ensure climate justice.

Speaking at the event, Prime Minister’s special envoy for climate affairs and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP, said that the least responsible countries are suffering the most as a result of climate change. On the other hand, those who suffer the most are those with the least capacity to adapt to climate change. In such a situation the demand for climate justice is very important in dealing with this crisis, he added.  

He was virtually speaking as the chief guest at the opening ceremony of a two-day long ‘Climate Justice Assembly-2023’ which is taking place on the campus of Stamford University Bangladesh on Siddheswari Road in the city. The event will end today (November 18).

The ‘Climate Justice Assembly-2023’ began through a colourful procession in the morning. Later, the inaugural session was held on the Stamford University campus. 

Eminent human rights activist and convener of Climate Justice Assembly-2023 Implementation Committee Sultana Kamal presided over the opening session, while member secretary of the committee and convener of Waterkeepers Bangladesh Sharif Jamil moderated it.  

Chairman of Atmospheric Pollution Study Center (CAPS) Professor Dr. Ahmed Kamruzzaman Majumdar delivered the welcome speech, while chairman of Board of Trustees of Stamford University Fatinaaz Feroz, and chief executive officer of election observation group “Brotee” Sharmeen Murshid also spoke on the occasion, among others.