Ambassadors of Australia, Japan, European Union (EU) and the United States (US) have visited St Martin’s Island and witnessed the impact of climate change on the Island which is considered as a piece of heaven on earth.
“The stark impact of climate change is a reality on St Martin’s Island, including coastal erosion, bleaching of corals and depletion of sea life,” Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the EU to Bangladesh Charles Whiteley tweeted on Monday afternoon.
He thanked the US Embassy in Dhaka, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh Coast Guard and Bangladesh Navy for arranging the visit, which he described as a “very insightful” one.
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki said he is thrilled to visit the St Martin’s Island of Bangladesh.
“But sea-level rise, high tide, salinization and coral bleaching – climate change is rapidly impacting its environment and people’s lives,” Naoki tweeted thanking the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh.
Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Jeremy Bruer and US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller were part of the joint tour.