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rights-activists-worried-over-green-economyDhaka, Bangladesh – Rights activists at a seminar here on Monday expressed worries over 'Green Economy' as proposed by the developed countries in Durban, reports UNB.

They said the developed countries will transfer energy efficiency technology through their multinational companies in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and make huge money form the poor countries in the name of the green economy.

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Bangladesh will urge the United Nations to amend its Refugee Convention 1951 at the upcoming Durban climate summit (COP-17) with the aim of identifying the climate-displaced people as climate refugees.

"We will raise the issue at the summit so that the climate migrants can get refugee status and rehabilitated in a proper way," State Minister for Environment Dr Hasan Mahmud told a seminar at National Press Club in the capital on Tuesday.

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Civic groups and lawmakers on Saturday demanded involvement of the representatives of civil society groups and the affected people to make management of climate change fund management transparent and accountable.

They called for the creation of an independent inter ministerial board under the supervision of the prime minister with representatives from civil society groups and the affected people for the management of the climate fund.

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bangladesh week of action against debt and ifis october 17 2011Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material property or money. Destitution refers to being unable to afford basic human needs which commonly include nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter. Relative poverty refers to a lack of socially acceptable level of resources or income as compared with others within a society or country. Poverty is usually measured as either absolute or relative poverty (the latter being actually an index of income inequality.) Absolute poverty refers to a set standard which is consistent over time and between countries.

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Responding to JSAPMDD's call for a Global Week of Action Against Debt and IFIs, SUPRO organized two protest actions in October where demonstrators formed a "human chain" as they stood side by side and flashed streamers and placards bearing their demands.