Health Desk- 10 Sep, 2019: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday joined the leaders from the Global Commission on Adaptation urging the governments and businesses to take urgent action to innovate and advance climate adaptation solutions in light of new research findings.
“Bangladesh is home to some of the initiatives taking place all over the world that collectively offer us a roadmap for resilience in the struggle to adapt to climate change,” she said in a message on the occasion of the launching of the flagship report of the Global Commission on Adaptation.
Sheikh Hasina said a new research report of the commission shows that although Bangladesh has made great strides, there is still more work to be done.
“That’s why I am delighted to see the opening of the Global Centre on Adaptation’s new office in Dhaka. This new office will assist Bangladesh in her coordination of new efforts and ideas to adapt to climate change while also serving as a portal for the rest of the world to learn from the successful journey we have undertaken so far,” she said.
The premier added: “After all, no nation can do this alone … we must adapt our world together.”
The Global Commission on Adaptation report was launched at events in over 10 capitals and cities around the world, creating momentum behind a new social media campaign — #AdaptOurWorld# – to demonstrate the strong global demand for adaptation.
The report finds that investing $1.9 trillion globally from 2020 to 2030 in five areas could yield $7 trillion in net benefits.