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John Kerry calls FM Momen to discuss climate change issue

Staff Correspondent | Published: 14:53, Jan 27,2021


United States special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry called Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen over telephone to discuss the global issue of climate change and the possible US-Bangladesh collaboration regarding it, said a foreign ministry press release on Wednesday.

During the conversation, the foreign minister expressed the satisfaction of the government of Bangladesh for the appointment of Kerry as presidential envoy.

He recollected the vital contribution of Kerry towards the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and welcomed the decision of the US government to return to the Paris Agreement.

He described all the actions taken by the government of Bangladesh under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina on mitigation, adaptation and measures to strengthen resilience.

He also briefed all the current and future actions of CVF and the GCA Dhaka office.

Kerry recognised the extraordinary challenges faced by Bangladesh due to climate change and frequent natural disasters.

He mentioned that the next COP26 might be the last chance to hit the target and assured his country’s firm engagement to achieve it.

He conveyed his greetings to prime minister Sheikh Hasina and assured the continued support of the US government for different sectors and issues including the Rohingya crisis.
He agreed that international financial institutions could do more for the issue of climate change.

He also opined that many countries were not responsible enough when it came to adequate mitigation and adaptation issues and their part of the contribution.

He agreed with the foreign minister that displacement due to climate change would be a vital security issue for everybody and expressed his interest to be updated about the functions and priorities of the CVF and GCA.

Both of the leaders agreed to work closely through COP26 and other multilateral platforms.
 

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John Kerry truely cares about climate change. As a country severely impacted by climate change, Bangladesh should demand extra privileges such as technical & financial support for building dams under Delta Plan 2100 and tech transfer & duty free export of advanced tech such as EV, batteries, etc..
 

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John Kerry truely cares about climate change. As a country severely impacted by climate change, Bangladesh should demand extra privileges such as technical & financial support for building dams under Delta Plan 2100 and tech transfer & duty free export of advanced tech such as EV, batteries, etc..
America : We will do it only if you can be against China


But seriously though , I hope I don't see my country sink in the near future it'd be a dam shame :undecided:
 

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John Kerry truely cares about climate change. As a country severely impacted by climate change, Bangladesh should demand extra privileges such as technical & financial support for building dams under Delta Plan 2100 and tech transfer & duty free export of advanced tech such as EV, batteries, etc..
Netherlands has that department covered. They have more experience with land reclamation, and flood prevention.
we need US for renewable energy technologies, EV, IT etc
how much area of bangladesh is in danger?
Southern Bangladesh basically. Everything south of Dhaka except Chittagong
America : We will do it only if you can be against China


But seriously though , I hope I don't see my country sink in the near future it'd be a dam shame :undecided:
If we sink, india will have refugees 😢
 

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Netherlands has that department covered. They have more experience with land reclamation, and flood prevention.
we need US for renewable energy technologies, EV, IT etc
The US should drive an initiative by wealthy nations to bankroll such projects in Bangladesh and other similarly affected countries. At least provide long term very low interest loans.
 

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The US should drive an initiative by wealthy nations to bankroll such projects in Bangladesh and other similarly affected countries. At least provide long term very low interest loans.
They themselves are in so much debt. They’ll invest in nothing but military to stay afloat
 

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America : We will do it only if you can be against China


But seriously though , I hope I don't see my country sink in the near future it'd be a dam shame :undecided:
There is absolutely no free lunch. Chinese loans are easier to get, but the projects must be able to return the investments. Its a good idea to get a mix of World Bank, Chinese, ADB, and JICA funding portfolio.
 

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