Bangladesh, US to work together

PBC News: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought US support for increasing global climate ambition and commitment to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement.
He raised the issue during his meeting with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry held at State guesthouse Padma on Friday, reports UNB.
Dr Momen recalled United States’ crucial role to the successful adoption of the Paris Accord and appreciated Biden Administration’s decision to return to the global climate negotiations which would create momentum to advance global climate progress.
He also referred to the crucial contribution of Kerry for concluding the Paris Accord in 2015, and mentioned that Bangladesh had closely worked with the US delegation at that time.
Dr Momen expressed hope that under the leadership of the US, the developed countries would come forward with ambitious actions to limit the global warming at 1.5 degree Celsius.
John Kerry and Foreign Minister Momen had a substantive exchange of views on possible areas of Bangladesh-US climate collaboration in mitigation, adaptation and renewable energy through technology transfer, capacity building and climate finance.
Dr Momen highlighted Bangladesh’s low carbon development path with increasing emphasis on renewable energy and energy efficiency and underlined Bangladesh government’s key initiatives including Climate Change Trust Fund, National Solar Energy Roadmap, National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA), ‘Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan’ to achieve low carbon economic growth.

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