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Developed countries asked to limit global warming to 1.5 degree

06 Dec 2018, 21:26

NTV Online

Representatives from global community on Wednesday demanded for urgent action by developed countries to keep global warming to 1.5 degree increase in temperature from pre-industrial times to avoid the most adverse impact of climate change.

Global Climate Negotiation in Poland, civil society leaders from Most Vulnerable Countries (MVC) and Least Developed Countries (LDC) came up with the demand in the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (CoP24) at the Climate Conference Centre in Poland, reports the UNB.

‘Paris Rule Book’ (proposed modalities to implement the Paris Agreement) will contain MVCs interest addressing their vulnerability and survival strategies, they said.

From Bangladesh Aminul Hoque of EquityBD who presented key demand at the conference said that ‘Due to inaction of global leaders to climate change issues, global warming already reached more than 0.85 degree Celsius increase from pre-industrial times, which worsening the climate scenario, that’s why the IPCC latest report made it clear: the world must come together now to take serious action to stop global warming.’

He said ‘MVCs are mostly affected. The impact deprives the most vulnerable groups from basic universal rights, particularly people living in coastal areas along with women and girls.’

Dr Ainun Nishat, Delegate of Bangladesh government negotiation team, Sanjay Vashist, Coordinator of Climate Action Network of South Asia in India, Hemantha Withanage, Executive Director of Center for Climate Justice in Sri Lanka, Atle Solberg, Head of Coordination-Platform of Disaster Displacement-PDD in Geneva and Lena Barenn, Coordinator-Norwegian Refugee Council-NRC in Geneva were present at the conference.

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