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12:00 AM, November 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:02 PM, November 21, 2019

PM to attend UN climate confce in Spain

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend the 25th UN Climate Change Conference, to be held in Madrid, Spain next month.

The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) will convene on December 2, officials said. The premier is likely to leave for Madrid on November 30. She will return home on December 4.

Earlier, Chile announced that it was withdrawing as host of the upcoming COP25, citing the impact of ongoing anti-government protests there.

GERMAN EMBASSY LAUNCHES PHOTO EXHIBITION

Yesterday, the German embassy in Dhaka in collaboration with the British High Commission, British Council and GIZ, launched a photo exhibition with the theme “Climate Change -- Time for Action”. The exhibition will remain open till December 5.

The effects of climate change are becoming more and more visible and recent reports say that the effects are occurring much faster than earlier predictions, said the German embassy.

This is not only alarming for climate vulnerable countries like Bangladesh but also for all nations, and Bangladesh delegation to the COP25 has been encouraged to stand out with ambitious demands and commitment at the conference, it said.

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin inaugurated the exhibition and also handed over prizes among winners of the photo competition.

German Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Fahrenholtz and Chargé d’ Affaires at British High Commission in Dhaka Kanbar Hossein-Bor attended the event as special guests.

Representatives from the government, diplomatic and UN missions, bilateral agencies, civil society, academia and news media attended the event, among others.

Responding to a social media call for submission of photographs on the effects of climate change in the lives of people and environment of Bangladesh, many participants submitted their photographs.

From the submissions, 50 photos were chosen for the exhibition, of which three won prizes. 

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