Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque addresses the Coastal Children's Climate Change Conference at at Caritas Regional Office in Rupsha of Khulna on Sunday. -AA
The world leaders should come forward together to save the planet from climate change impacts, said Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque.The KCC mayor came up with the remarks while addressing the "Coastal Children's Climate Conference-2021" held at Caritas Regional Office in Rupsha of Khulna on Sunday as the chief guest.
He said, "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has raised a five-point proposal by attending this year's COP-26 conference and calling on world leaders to work together. As Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable listed countries, the coastal areas of this countries are the most vulnerable. Although this area is closer to the Bay of Bengal, our mangrove forest Sundarbans saves us from the severe loss and damage." "no other government in Bangladesh has taken such initiatives in the conference of parties worldwide", he added.
Conducted by Jagrat Juba Sangha (JJS) Executive Director ATM Zakir Hossain and chaired by Chairperson Zakia Akter Hossain, the conference was virtually attended by academics, representatives of national and international development organizations, journalists, and other civil society representatives.
Speaking on the occasion, Zakia Akhter Hossain, Chairperson of Jagrat Juba Shangha (JJS) said, "There are many problems in the world for example, climate change, epidemics, poverty, inequality, and growing mistrust.
But we are optimistic that children do not want to see today's world through the eyes of older people. Children are more optimistic than their older generation to make the world a better place." At the conclusion of the session, JJS Director Program MM Chishty thanked all of the participants and children engaged.
---Md Ekramul Kabir in Khulna