Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has urged journalists to highlight the climate change issues for raising awareness about adverse effects of global warming in the world economy.
“The global warming issue will be emerged as the major global crisis in future as we have to overcome the losses worth one trillion US dollars that was counted every year globally due to the adverse effects of climate change,” he said.
The minister stated these while planting a sapling on the parliament premises on Monday as part of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s pledge to plant one crore plantlets across the country in ‘Mujib Year’ marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a foreign ministry press release said.
Momen said Bangladesh will attend the next COP 26 in Scotland as the current chair of Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) while National Advisory Committee on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism Saima Wazed Hossain has been chosen as a “Thematic Ambassador” by the CVF.
Saima, also daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is an expert on neurodevelopment disorders and mental health, and an accomplished speaker and author.
Safiul Islam Mohiuddin, MP, of Dhaka-10 constituency was present at that time.