Published:  02:26 PM, 30 November 2019

Visible progress, transparency in climate finance demanded

Visible progress, transparency in climate finance demanded

Locals in the district gathered under banner of Sachetan Nagarik Committee (Sanac) and formed a human chain on Saturday demanding visible progress and transparency in climate finance to implement the Paris Agreement.

Sanac arranged the programme with the assistance of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) at the Post Office intersection in the district town.

Sanac President Principal Syedul Alam, Corruption Prevention Committee President Prof Abdul Matin, Sujon President Aminur Rahman Tuku among other spoke at the programme.

Speakers demanded financial grants but not loans for Bangladesh and other nations vulnerable to climate change impacts.

Corruption Prevention Committee, Susashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan), Surjer Hasi, Debating Society, Unnyan Dhara and many other voluntary organisations attended the programme.

UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) will begin on December 2 in Madrid, Spain.

In the Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, all countries agreed to step up efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures and boost climate action financing.

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