Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said the international community is not doing enough for millions of ‘climate migrants’ who often get subjected to various forms of security risks and exploitations.
“Climate-induced displacement could lead to a global security risk in today’s interconnected world,” Momen warned while speaking at a roundtable on “Environment of Peace: Securing a just and peaceful transition in a new era of risk.”
He emphasized on the significance of creating global awareness on the climate-security nexus and an enforcement mechanism to address the challenges.
The event was organized by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on the sidelines of the Stokholm+50 international meeting on Friday.
Momen stressed that the international community should share the burden of climate migrants’ rehabilitation, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday.
The Foreign Minister also held a bilateral meeting with the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Matilda Ernkrans and discussed how to enhance cooperation on climate change, education and other areas.
He urged the Swedish Minister to put pressure on Myanmar for bringing back the forcibly displaced Rohingyas with safety and dignity.
Momen also underlined that the business-as-usual approach with Myanmar will not make any progress.