Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bangladesh government urged to negotiate for climate impact compensation

Daily Star (Bangladesh): Saying that financing for climate change is a right of the people of an affected country, the speakers at a conference yesterday urged the government to negotiate for compensation to face its possible adverse impact instead of seeking loan or grant. The two-day conference titled 'Financing for climate change: Challenges and way forward 2008' was organised jointly by Unnayan Onneshan and Oxfam Bangladesh at the LGED auditorium in the city.

The speakers said Bangladesh is only getting lots of assurances but not enough fund[ing]. They termed the country's climate change strategy and action plan incomprehensive lacking a long-term vision.

The speakers said the present climate change strategy has no relationship with the national development strategy as well as with sectoral issues including agriculture, industry and infrastructure that are exposed to climate challenges…..

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