Bangladesh is our best teacher in climate change adaptation: UN ex-chief Ban Ki-moon

Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon speaks at a
programme on climate change in Dhaka on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
Photo grabbed from Facebook live video/ Ashraful Alam Khokan,
Deputy Press Secretary To the Honorable Prime minister at Prime
Minister’s Office

By Star Online Report
Jul 10 2019 (IPS-Partners)

(The Daily Star) – Former United Nations secretary general Ban
Ki-moon today said Bangladesh is the best teacher in climate change
adaptation.

Ban Ki-moon said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of
a
two-day international conference
on climate change adaptation
in Dhaka.

“We are here to learn from Bangladesh’s experiences and
vision, when it comes to adaptation, our best teachers are opened
doors who are on the front lines of climate change,” Moon
said.


A few countries have more to teach the rest of the world than
Bangladesh, Bangladesh is thus is the best teacher to learn about
the adaptation, he said.

“If sea levels were to rise by just one metre, 17% of the
country (Bangladesh) would be under water by 2050, he said.

“According to the IPCC, Dhaka itself could be engulfed by even
or slight rise in sea level,” he added.

While the rest of the world debate climate change, for
Bangladesh adapting to a warmer, more violent, less predictable
climate is a matter of absolute survival, he said.

Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine, World Bank CEO
Kristalina Georgieva and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
spoke on the occasion among other distinguished guests at a Dhaka
hotel this morning.

Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon, Marshall
Islands President Hilda Heine and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina meet at a lounge at Hotel InterContinental in Dhaka on
Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Photo: PID

Bangladesh will showcase its good practices on climate change
adaption initiatives like water resilient crops, home solar system
and climate trust fund.

The meeting will prepare a set of recommendations on climate
change adaptation for placing it before the UN in September.

During their stay here, the international dignitaries are
scheduled to visit the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar to see
environmental degradation caused by the Rohingya influx and
settlement

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originally published
by The Daily Star, Bangladesh

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