The Paris Agreement which was adopted in the last meeting of the global leaders last year, contains all of the measures to tackle the negative impacts of climate change, but there is no clear direction of sources of climate finance, though it is necessary for countries like Bangladesh, said Kamal Uddin Ahmed, environment and forest secretary, yesterday while addressing the press briefing prior to COP 22.
The annual conference of parties COP22 will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco during November 7-18.
The press briefing was held yesterday at the ministry’s conference room.
In addition, vulnerable countries like Bangladesh expect a clear direction to limit the global temperature rise by 1.5 degrees and well below 2 degrees from the industrial period, as they will suffer the worst from global warming, Kamal added.
As per the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change provisions, 196 countries across the world have submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, which means each and every country under the UN process has submitted their plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.
According to accumulated INDC of all countries, the global temperature would cross 3 degrees Celsius by the target period.
“Global leaders have to come to common census on how they will meet the target of 1.5 degree Celsius in COP 22. That is why the upcoming conference on climate change in Marakesh is very crucial for the human civilisation,” said Forest and Environment Minister Anwar Hossain Manju.
According to the 5th Assessment report of Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Bangladesh is identified as being at specific risk from climate change due to its exposure to a rise in sea-level and extreme events like salinity intrusion, drought, erratic rainfall and tidal surge which will hamper the country’s food as well as livelihood security.