Civil Society Organizations (CSO) attending COP27 from climate vulnerable countries including Bangladesh have expressed disappointment at the results of this year’s climate conference.
In a press conference titled “LDC’s & MVC Peoples’ expectations and CoP27” held at the meeting room of the conference center, civil society representatives demanded the big polluters for a commitment to achieve the 1.5-degree temperature goal by 2050 and immediate declaration from developed countries on the issue of Loss and Damage Finance Facility within COP27 negotiation period.
The press event was attended by CSO leaders from various climate vulnerable countries, including Ali Akbor Tipu (Panel Mayor, Khulna City Corporation), Shamim Arefin (AOSED), Dr. Mostafa Sarwar (Professor KUET), Soumya Datta (Fellow, Ashoka Research Foundation, India), Prayash Adhikari (DigBikas Institute, Nepal), Samah Hadid of NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) and Atle Solberg- Head of the Secretariat of PDD (Platform of Disaster Displacement).
The keynote speech was provided by Aminul Hoque (EquityBD) from Bangladesh.
During the keynote, Aminul said, “Developed countries should keep their promise to achieve the 1.5-degree goal. They should declare Loss & Damage Financing Facility without any delay as they have a moral debt to pay by upholding their fair share of mitigation and adaptation.”
Aminul added that the rich countries should start the work of framing the Global Goal on Adaptation followed by the UNFCCC convention and the Paris Agreement immediately.