Tuesday 28 November, 2023
01 Nov 2021 | 11: 16 am
Demanding a definite decision to stop fossil fuels at the upcoming COP-26 conference
A few swimmers are standing behind the gallows. The banner in front of them highlights the main point: Climate disaster is a death penalty for us (Climate Crisis is a Death Penalty for us). On the other hand, their friends are demanding to stop investing in fossil fuels, to compensate the countries at risk as promised and to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
Thursday, October 28, 2021 ISDE-Bangladesh, Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt and Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network (Clean) called on world leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Conference to reduce carbon emissions. Hundreds of local people including local people joined the symbolic mass execution program.
S M Nazer Hossain, Executive Director of ISDE-Bangladesh and Vice-President of the Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB), said that according to the UN report, the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere has already exceeded the tolerance of the earth. About five lakh people are becoming refugees in Bangladesh every year due to adverse effects of climate change. Besides, ordinary people are dying helplessly due to cyclones, floods and tidal surges. Thousands of people are becoming destitute in the coastal areas every day.
In this regard, Hassan Mehedi, Chief Executive of Clean, said that the IPCC, an international organization on climate change, had warned that the latest opportunity to prevent climate disasters was fast approaching. If we do not take steps to reduce carbon emissions now, the defenders of human civilization will not be able to do so by the end of the 21st century. But the leaders of the developed world are only going with the promise.
In a state of emergency, Japan and Australia are building coal-fired power plants. Regardless of the risk on the coast of Bangladesh, Chinese, Japanese and US companies are investing more and more in fossil fuels. Profits have become bigger for them, not our lives.
Speakers at the symbolic program called for an immediate halt to investment in fossil fuels, including coal, 100 billion a year as promised in the developed world, assistance to Bangladesh to ensure renewable energy, and steps to reduce carbon emissions by 2050.
Speakers at the symbolic program called for an immediate halt to investment in fossil fuels, including coal, 100 billion annually as promised by the developed world, assistance to Bangladesh in ensuring renewable energy, and steps to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
Mohammad Jane Alam, Joint Secretary of District Social Entrepreneurship Council, Nabiul Alam of Social Services Department, Chowdhury Jasimul Haque, Chief Executive of Projanmo Chittagong, ISDE Project Officer Umme Rumana Rumi, Rahima Begum and others spoke on the occasion.