Health Desk: 12 March 2018: President Md. Abdul Hamid reaffirmed Bangladesh’s firm commitment to further promote renewable energy at the plenary session of the International Solar Alliance’s (ISA) founding conference in New Delhi on Sunday as world leaders met in India to promote greater investment in renewable energy.
According to Hamid, Bangladesh is always ready to mutually collaborate and cooperate for ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
“Our priorities are often underpinned by developmental goals. Nevertheless, we should not forget to protect the environment for the benefit of our future generations,” Hamid said during the session in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre in New Delhi on Sunday.
Mentioning that Bangladesh always has joined global initiatives, the president sought all-out support and solidarity from the ISA member states to unlock a new dimension in all areas of renewable energy as well as solar energy from its use to research, development and transferring technology for its capacity building.
Noting that the global warming and its subsequent effects on many countries are a reality now and Bangladesh is one of the most affected countries of it, he said the country is trying to put its best efforts to make a fair contribution to fight this challenge.
He added: “Although our share in emitting greenhouse gas is 0.1%, the threats of natural disasters including sea level rise, droughts, floods and cyclones to Bangladesh are abundant. We are also taking steps to reduce the emission of greenhouse gas in future as the development of renewable energy is desired for developing countries.”
He also emphasized investing in renewable energy for improving energy access to rural and underprivileged people as well as the safety of this planet.