Bangladesh calls for quick release of climate change adaptation fund

19:20, July 14, 2010      

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The Bangladeshi government Wednesday reiterated its call to the developed nations for quick release of climate change adaptations and mitigation fund promised in the Copenhagen summit in December 2009 for least developed countries and small island states.

The South Asian country's Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina made the call while visiting British Minister of State for International Development Alan Duncan paid a courtesy call on her here in Dhaka Wednesday morning.

Briefing newsmen regarding the meeting, PM's Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told reporters that the PM also sought British cooperation in exploration of gas, coal, and oil in Bangladesh.

Earlier, Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina in February this year also called upon the developed nations for quick disbursement of the climate change adaptations and mitigation fund to tackle adverse impact of global warming.

Experts said the low-lying country bordering the Bay of Bengal, has become more vulnerable in recent time to climate change- related problems, like cyclones, flooding, reduced fresh water availability and sea level rise, as its capacity to protect its people and land is feeble.

Source: Xinhua


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