Despite being one of the countries most susceptible to climate change, Bangladesh has been battling its adverse effects without sufficient financial support from developed nations.
This is in spite of the fact that it is industralised nations who produce the most when it comes to carbon emissions.
As such, it is only right that richer countries help nations such as Bangladesh -- we cannot go at this fight alone.
But for that to happen, Bangladesh must do everything in its power to show that it is, in fact, taking the issue of climate change seriously.
Climate change is a serious issue, and losing a $67 million project such as this one, is a significant misstep in battling its adverse effects
A recent rainwater harvesting project was shelved because of inadequacy on the part of officials who were in charge of the project.
Climate change is a serious issue, and losing a $67 million project such as this one is a significant misstep in battling its adverse effects.
Bangladesh must do better.
Climate change poses significant risks for Bangladesh, leading to floods, cyclones, and salinity intrusion, among other things, which often results in forced migration and loss of livelihoods.
And for a country so vulnerable to climate change, and whose people’s livelihoods rely on land which is eroding away, funding to battle these effects is crucial.
It is about time the authorities took this seriously and opened the floor to further discussions with industrialised nations, to work together to battle the effects of climate change, and to secure the funding required to tackle the issues head on.
We are all in this fight together.