PM opens Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation

Published : 10 Jul 2019, 13:30

Jagoroniya Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the ‘Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation’ at Hotel Intercontinental in the capital highlighting the importance of Bangladesh’s experience and expertise for the commission.

The meeting began around 10am on Wednesday.

Marshall Island President Dr Hilda Heine, the current chair of Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) and former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; and CGA co-chair Dr Kristaline Georgieva also attended the inaugural event.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin, Executive Director, BRAC and Commissioner, GCA Muhammad Musa, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Global Commission for Adaptation Centre Dr Patrick V. Verkooijen, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute Manish Bapna also addressed at the event.

Later, Ban Ki-moon will also address a session titled ‘Way forward and next step towards climate change adaptation’.

Different sessions titled ‘community dialogue’, ‘action tacks mobilising accelerated adaptation and support’, and ‘mobilising a global audience communication tools and events’ will take place after the inaugural session.

Source: dailysun

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