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Implementing Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan stressed

Jul 12, 2023

| BSS

Full-length implementation of the ‘Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan’ can be the crucial means of protecting lives and nature from the adverse impact of climate change.


Utmost emphasis should also be given on successful promotion of climate resilient energies so that the gradually rising pressure on fossil fuel could be reduced to a greater extend. Social watchdogs and development activists made these observations while addressing a human chain-cum-street corner meeting today at the Chamber Bhaban area putting forward the demand. Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt (BWGED), Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) and Paribartan jointly organized the meeting


Development activist Afzal Hossain, Paribartan Director Rashed Ibne Obayed, Director of Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association Advocate Dil Sitara Chuni, Programme Coordinator of Sachetan Society Mahmud Un Nabi, Nurul Alam Masud from BWGED and Mehedi Hassan from CLEAN addressed the meeting. The discussants mentioned that the present government has adopted the plan in 2021 aimed at transforming Bangladesh into a climate resilient high income country by 2041.


To this end, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the UN Climate Conference in December 2021 has expressed her commitment to ensure 40 percent renewable energy by 2041. The speakers unanimously opined substantial and sustainable protection of the environment and natural resources together with promotion and using of renewable energies is very important for protecting both climate and life.


They viewed there is an enormous scope of reducing the gradually increasing pressure on fossil fuel through huge use of renewable energies in both rural and urban areas. Time has come to protect the natural resources including the wetlands and water bodies for restoring the green atmosphere.


Rashed Ibne Obayed mentioned that instead of depending on only the fossil fuel emphasis should be given to enriching the renewable energy sources to face the energy challenges. Availability of energy from different sources is vital for the present life in meeting the challenge of the ever-increasing demand for energy.


In his remarks, Afzal Hossain mentioned the adverse impact of the climate change has been posing a serious threat to the overall living and livelihood condition in the region including its vast Barind tract. He viewed the climate change has been acknowledged as the depletion of natural resources and as a major threat to the humanity in the region and urged the policy planners and others concerned to take immediate effective measures to address the adverse impact of the change caused by global warming.


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