Momen thanks Egypt for including 'loss and damage' in COP27 agenda
Bangladesh wants the COP27 in Egypt to come up with a concrete deliverable on financing for loss and damage, which refers to the destructive impacts of climate change that cannot be avoided either by mitigation or adaptation.
The climate-affected countries have been demanding compensation for such loss and damage from the industrialised countries that are responsible for global warming.
The Loss and Damage has been included in the COP27 agenda, and Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, who is attending the conference, thanked Egyptian Presidency of COP27 for this.
According to a statement during the meeting between Momen and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the latter expressed interest in visiting Bangladesh in the near future.
At a meeting yesterday, the two ministers agreed to strengthen parliamentary engagements between the two sides.
Momen also met US President's Special Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry to discuss possible outcomes on loss and damage.
Later, they had a combined meeting with other representatives from the Vulnerable Twenty Group of Finance Ministers led by Ghana.
Kerry thanked Bangladesh for joining the Global Methane Pledge, which focuses on reducing barriers to the recovery and use of methane as a clean energy source, and referred to certain financing windows available for taking action on methane reduction.
Momen stressed the need for such support in agriculture, livestock and waste management sectors in Bangladesh.
He appreciated the US support for climate-resilient agriculture and renewable energy grid network.
They agreed to work towards making the Global Shield for Climate Risks launched the day before a success.
Earlier in the day, Momen also met Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Water Management Mark Harbers and discussed the possible role for the Champions Group on Water to address climate change impacts on water at the UN Water Conference to be held next year.