Health Desk- 11 July, 2019: Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said Bangladesh is the best teacher about how to adapt to climate change impact.
He also lauded Bangladesh as ‘miraculous’ in addressing the climate change issues.
Ban Ki-moon said this while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Dhaka meeting of the ‘Global Commission on Adaptation’ held at Hotel Intercontinental on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was the chief guest at the programme. Ban Ki-moon is the chair of the Commission that promotes the idea of adaptation along with mitigation regarding climate change issues.
“We are here to learn from Bangladesh’s experience and vision about how to adapt to the climate change impact. Our best teacher, who is on the front lines of climate change impact, opened doors,” said the former UN chief.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dhaka itself could be engulfed by even or slight rise in sea level, he continued.
Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva also spoke on the occasion among other distinguished guests.