Bangladesh PM denounces 'tragedy' of rich nations on climate

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“They don’t act. They can talk but they don’t act,” Sheikh Hasina said. Read more at straitstimes.com.

NEW YORK – A country of fertile, densely populated deltas, low-lying Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable nations in the world to climate change.

"The rich countries, the developed countries, this is their responsibility. They should come forward. But we are not getting that much response from them. That is the tragedy," she said.Bangladesh has produced a minuscule amount of the greenhouse gas emissions that have already contributed to the warming of the planet by an average of nearly 1.2 deg C above pre-industrial levels.from wealthy nations to help developing nations cope with climate change. That year, $83.

"Because they are the responsible ones for these damages, they should come forward," the 74-year-old added.This year's General Assembly featured repeated calls for climate justice. The leader of tiny Vanuatu urged an international treaty against fossil fuels while the prime minister of Pakistan warned that floods that have swamped one-third of his country could happen elsewhere.Climate is not the only issue on which Bangladesh sees inaction from the West.

"As long as they are in our country, we feel that it is our duty," she said. But for Bangladeshi hosts, patience is running thin, she said.

 

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