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Eighteen Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Sunday claimed Bangladesh has fallen into a corruption trap following the climate fund management.

This trap will help the World Bank (WB) to establish control over climate fund, the representatives from the CSOs expressed in their observation.

They urged the government to accumulate all climate funds under a single autonomous board to avoid any trap and keep WB out of climate finance which the LDC nations have been promised.

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A press conference was organized by Sushasoner Jonny Pracharavizan (SUPRO) on October 10 at the Conference Room of Dhaka Reporters Unity to announce the organization's actions during the Global Week of Action vs Debt and IFIs. Uma Chowdhury, Director of SUPRO, facilitated the press conference while Sharifa Khatun, Executive Board Member of SUPRO, read the organization's statement.

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Bangladesh oct 9 2011 human chainDhaka, 9th October 2011 – Today, eighteen civil society rights group led by EquityBD formed a human chain and rally in front of the national press club and demanded that the government must be aware of the trap of conspiracy and corruption as they urged that all climate funds be part of a single autonomous board. The group also demanded that the World Bank not be given a role in climate finance. The group said this is the right solution as the government is already being publicly questioned regarding transparency in climate fund disbursement.

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Eighteen Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) led by EquityBD formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on October 9 demanding that the government place all climate funds under a single autonomous board and keep the World Bank out of climate finance.

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An alliance of civil society and non government organizations has demanded an autonomous body with democratic ownership of the government and other stakeholders for management of the climate funds of the country, reports BSS.