Dhaka working for climate resilience

Devise measures to stop climate migration

Published : 19 Feb 2022 07:13 PM | Updated : 19 Feb 2022 07:13 PM

Recently while attending a publication launching programme titled, “Bangladesh Climate and Disaster Risk Atlas”. Planning Minister MA Mannan rightly said that climate change is a terrible problem for Bangladesh, but the country is working hard for environmental sustainability and climate resilience like any other developed country. 

The world is now going through a situation where the most vulnerable countries which deserve the highest level of priority are failing to access support that is being realised. Major emitters show extreme reluctance on mitigation, which may wreck the international climate regime and put the climate vulnerable countries at peril.

We need to formulate a coherent and 

research-backed policy to address the 

adverse impacts of climate change

Bangladesh is recognised internationally for its cutting-edge achievements in addressing climate change. Climate change affects the whole world but because of the geographic location, Bangladesh has long been in the eye of the storm. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in the world. Here the curse of climate change hits in the forms of rising sea level, natural disasters, economic breakdown, prolonged monsoon, frequent changes in weather pattern and temperature and so on. One of the most adverse and prolonged impacts of climate change has been noticed in the form of climate-migration. It is apprehended that climate change may displace some 143 million people by 2050. Experts are of the opinion that by 2050, one in every seven people in Bangladesh will be displaced by climate change. At the national level, our government should do whatever necessary for increasing the budget allocation to tackle the impacts of climate change. Last but not least, we need to formulate a coherent and research-backed policy to address the adverse impacts of climate change. 

Developed countries are accountable for the severe consequences of climate change. Frist world countries should provide necessary financial, technological and intellectual support to the clime-vulnerable  countries  to tackle climate change. Developing countries like Bangladesh need a global commitment to face climate challenges.