Forest, Environment and Climate Affairs Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury has commented that climate change is now an existential crisis for Bangladesh. He said this after inaugurating the two-day long ninth international water conference in Dhaka today. ActionAid Bangladesh organized the conference.
The Environment Minister said that Bangladesh is now in a climate crisis. Water, salinity, climate and rivers should be given more importance for sustainable development of the country.
International relations expert Imtiaz Ahmed said at the water conference that 55 countries need 525 billion dollars for climate compensation. But only 800 million dollars were found.
Acting High Commissioner of Australia said that Australia is working with Bangladesh on various issues including agriculture and health to deal with the climate.
Other speakers at the conference said that climate change is now increasing due to war. 281 thousand metric tons of carbon has been absorbed in 60 days in Israel-Gaza war. And the US military emitted 4.8 million metric tons of carbon in 2022.
The speaker also said that developing countries including Bangladesh are suffering from this terrible game of developed countries. Climate change is now not just a domestic issue, it is a political issue.