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Bangladesh, France reaffirm commitment to efforts for mitigating climate change impacts

  • Marie Masdupuy met environment minister
  • Cooperation on renewable energy was discussed
Update : 11 Feb 2024, 05:16 PM

Bangladesh and France have reaffirmed their commitment to multilateral efforts aimed at mitigating the impacts of climate change.

The two sides focused on strengthening collaboration in combating climate change and promoting sustainable environmental practices at a meeting between a French delegation and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury at the secretariat on Sunday.

French Ambassador to Bangladesh Marie Masdupuy met the minister at his Bangladesh Secretariat Office, according to a press release.

During the discussions, key areas of cooperation were identified, including renewable energy development, adaptation strategies, and capacity-building initiatives. The parties emphasized the importance of sharing knowledge, technology, and resources to enhance resilience and achieve climate goals.

Minister Saber Hossain expressed gratitude for France's continued support and highlighted Bangladesh's proactive stance in addressing climate change issues. He emphasized the need for concerted global action to safeguard vulnerable communities and ecosystems from the adverse effects of climate change.

The climate envoy of France reaffirmed France's commitment to working closely with Bangladesh to advance climate resilience and sustainable development goals.

He applauded Bangladesh's efforts in implementing innovative solutions and underscored the significance of international cooperation in tackling the climate crisis.

Both parties agreed to deepen further their collaboration through joint projects, knowledge exchange programs, and policy dialogue.

They stressed the importance of leveraging international platforms, including COP meetings, to advocate for ambitious climate action and mobilize support for vulnerable countries.

The meeting concluded positively, with a shared commitment to intensify efforts towards a greener, more sustainable future for Bangladesh and the global community.

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