A new study by ADB paints a grim future for the continent if we fail to act against climate change right now.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had previously been awarded the Champion of the World Award, and now, more than ever, we need Bangladesh to take a lead in this fight.
It is up to us to show by example how every country can contribute in the fight against climate change, as it is our continent of Asia that stands to get hit the hardest.
Bangladesh played a crucial role in the recent community-based adaptation (CBA) conference in Uganda, and the work must continue.
The dangers of rising sea levels, and the importance of food security is well known to us -- let us not gamble with the future.