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Saber: Development partners should come together to prevent resource fragmentation

  • Securing resources essential
  • Govt committed to enhance air, water quality
Update : 28 Mar 2024, 07:42 PM

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury said in matters concerning climate change and sustainability, all development partners should come on a single platform to prevent resource fragmentation.

With numerous challenges and existential threats posed by climate change, securing resources, both financial and capacity building, is essential.

The minister said this at the “Dissemination Workshop for the Country Environmental Analysis 2023: Building Back a Greener Bangladesh”, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dhaka on Thursday.

He said the nation's health is paramount, and the government is committed to enhancing air and water quality. Priority interventions for climate action are being sequenced, and the government is actively formulating a time-bound plan. Policy adjustments will be made as necessary to address emerging needs.

During the workshop, Saber emphasized the importance of sustainable practices and highlighted initiatives aimed at fostering a greener future for Bangladesh.

Abdoulaye Seck, the World Bank's country director for Bangladesh and additional secretary (Environment) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, also spoke, among others.

The event brought together stakeholders from various sectors to discuss strategies for environmental preservation and sustainable development.

The workshop featured presentations and discussions on key findings from the Country Environmental Analysis 2023 report, focusing on challenges and opportunities in advancing environmental conservation efforts.

Participants engaged in productive dialogue, exchanging ideas to address pressing environmental issues and promote eco-friendly practices across the country.

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