Malaysia envoy urges 'collective effort' to meet Paris Agreement obligations
A collective effort is required from ASEAN and other climate-vulnerable countries to ensure that governments meet their obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement, said Malaysian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Haznah Md Hashim.
At a webinar, Hashim, also the current chair of the ASEAN Dhaka Committee (ADC), highlighted the critical role of governments in finding a sustainable solution to climate change issues.
She said climate change has tremendous implications on countries all over the world, particularly those from emerging economies.
"A collective effort, in not just ASEAN but also from countries like Bangladesh, is needed to ensure governments meet its obligation under the Paris Agreement," Hashim said at a webinar on climate change today.
This program was initiated by the High Commission of Malaysia to explore ideas and views along with best practices on climate change.
The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Environment and Water, Malaysia (KASA), Dato' Seri Ir Dr Zaini Ujang, and the Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bangladesh, Mostafa Kamal, were present as chief guests.
Also present were Haji Haris Haji Othman, High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam, Aung Kyaw Moe, ambassador of Myanmar, Pham Viet Chien, ambassador of Viet Nam, Makawadee Sumitmor, ambassador of Thailand, Hidayat Atjeh, Chargé d'Affaires of Indonesia, Leo Marco C. Vidal, Chargé d'Affaires, Philippines, Sheela Pillai, Head of Mission of the Singapore Consulate and senior officials, diplomats and experts from Bangladesh and ASEAN states.