Speakers at a seminar yesterday emphasised strengthening the forums working on interests of climate vulnerable countries ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
They also put importance on negotiations with persons or countries that play decision making roles in climate conferences to reap better benefits in the upcoming climate conference.
Climate activists from 16 civil society organisations (CSOs) Thursday protested recent announcement of World Bank (WB) to maintain control over climate resilience fund.
They also criticised the government's dubious role in the position over the authority in the fund.
The CSOs were speaking at a human chain organised by them at the National Press Club in the capital.
Discussants at a seminar on "Climate Induced Migrants: Adaptation and National Policy" at the National Press Club yesterday stressed on the need for formulating a national policy on dealing with climate induced migrants or refugees. It is very important since the problem is becoming only larger over the recent years, they argued.
Several environment organisations on Sunday announced weeklong programmes to observe Climate Justice Week-2012 to recall the deaths and damages caused by cyclonic storms Sidr and Aila.
Humanitywatch in collaboration with Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, Climate Finance Governance Network, Oxfam and Oxfam-led global campaign GROW will observe the week in November 11-17 with more than 100 organisations of 23 districts.
Seventeen right groups led by Equity-BD and South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE) observed 'World's Foodless Day' yesterday in Dhaka coinciding the UN sponsored 'World Food Day' protesting the reckless destruction of arable land squeezing food production under different pretext.