Health Desk-04 Dec’18: German Ambassador in Dhaka Peter Fahrenholtz on Sunday said his country’s cooperation in Bangladesh supports urban areas to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.
Ambassador Fahrenholtz made the remarks while delivering welcome speech at a panel discussion titled Talanoa Dialogue for Climate Ambition in the capital.
The German envoy said his country aims to strengthen planning, financial capacities and financing specific adaptation measures in major cities like Khulna, Barishal, Satkhira, Rajshahi and Dhaka.
German also supports the government in mitigation interventions, to increase the share of renewable energies and in strengthen energy efficiency, despite of or because of increasing economic growth.
Talanoa Dialogue ensures that greater and ambitious climate action is initiated and sustained in Bangladesh especially at the community level.
Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Chief Executive of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, Dr Nahid Rezwana, Assistant Professor of Dhaka University, Dr Emdadul Haque, ex-additional secretary of BEZA, Dr Sultan Ahmed, Director General of department of environment, Md Fazlul Hoque, Managing Director of Plummy Fashions Ltd, and Md Nizamul Azim, Councillor of Rajshahi City Corporation also spoke on the occasion as the panelists.