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The prime minister’s six proposals before the world leaders at the Munich conference

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The prime minister's six proposals before the world leaders at the Munich conference | Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presented six proposals to world leaders. The proposal calls for a climate finance waiver for affected countries and an end to a pointless arms race aimed at diverting funding to combat climate change.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presented six proposals to world leaders. The proposal calls for a climate finance waiver for affected countries and an end to a pointless arms race aimed at diverting funding to combat climate change.

She said, “The pointless arms race must stop and resources must instead be allocated to raising much-needed funds to tackle climate change.” We have to remember that when the existence of humanity is threatened, following the path of protecting narrow interests will not bring any benefit.’

In a pre-recorded speech at the high-level event titled ‘Major Economic Forum on Energy and Climate’ convened by US President Joe Biden in Washington DC on Friday (September 17), the Prime Minister laid out a six-point proposal for the forum’s consideration.

In Her first proposal, the prime minister called on major carbon-emitting countries to take steps to reduce their carbon emissions with the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Sheikh Hasina, in her second proposal, said developed countries’ annual commitment of $100 billion for the climate fund should be met and distributed 50:50 between adaptation and mitigation.

In the third proposal, the Prime Minister reiterated her call to the developed countries to come up with the most efficient energy solutions besides technology transfer to developing countries.

In her fourth proposal, the Prime Minister said, in transitioning to the use of renewable energy, nation-states should take into account the respective development priorities and consider the losses and damages based on their experience.

In her fifth proposal, the Prime Minister said, all countries need to share the responsibility of rehabilitating people displaced by rising sea levels, rising salinity, river erosion, floods and droughts.

She wished for a strong and significant outcome at the COP26 conference to be held in Glasgow next November and called on the world’s major economies to play an important role there.

The Prime Minister said that Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable countries. Bangladesh is facing serious climate impacts due to the forced displacement of 1.1 million Rohingya from Myanmar in addition to the effects of sea level rise, salinity increase, river erosion, floods and droughts.

Hailing her government as a leader in climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh had recently submitted an ambitious and updated NDC.

The Prime Minister said that Bangladesh has adopted the most extensive domestic solar energy program in the world. Bangladesh is going to implement the ‘Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan’ which is a journey from climate risk to climate resilience and from that to climate prosperity.

As the President of Climate Risk Forum (CVF) and V-20, the Prime Minister said that Bangladesh’s main goal is to highlight the interests of climate risk countries.

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