Support for SRHR and climate adaptation projects urged
Government and non-government organizations working in Bangladesh should maintain transparency in the climate adaptation projects and lay more emphasis on women’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
“The developed countries committed to providing their support for vulnerable countries during the COP 22 conference and some decisions were made for adaptation,” said Saleemul Huq, chairperson of Khan Foundation and also the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University, Bangladesh.
“So the countries must allocate enough funding for Bangladesh, one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world, to fight the climate change issues like rise of temperature and sea level and increase of salinity in coastal areas,” he added.
Huq was one of the speakers at seminar called “Post COP22 Discussions on Climate Change and SRHR and Moving Forward”, organized by the Khan Foundation and held in Dhaka on Feb 22.
Speakers at the seminar discussed the agendas which were addressed at the 2016 UN climate conference held in Morocco and urged the developed countries to continue their support for the vulnerable countries like Bangladesh to fight the impacts of climate change.
French ambassador Sophie Aubert was present as the guest of honour. She addressed the vulnerabilities that women face due to climate change. She also said that the adaptation projects should put more emphasis on the SRH of women.