DU Climate Action places 9 proposals for COP27
Dhaka University students' proposition for COP27 has been announced yesterday (October 27, 2022) at a programme held at the base of Raju Memorial Sculpture, organised by Dhaka University for Climate Action.
They placed nine proposals at the programme where a good number of DU students took part.
The proposals are: Shifting the dependency on fossil fuel to renewable and sustainable energy in accordance with local ecosystem, ensuring social justice focusing on social and cultural dimensions, incorporating women protection and empowerment in every instance of climate justice, protecting the forest engaging indigenous population and indigenous knowledge, local knowledge and local identification of climate change victim, implementing climate rights framework, recognition of ecocide and climate refugee, accountability for climate change information and data, and injunctions of polluting MNCs & TNCs and strengthening national governments.
Mentioning that it is high time to ensure justice for climate affected people, Istiaq Nur Muhit, convenor of Dhaka University for Climate Action while addressing the event urged all to act unitedly in this regard.
Another speaker, Ferdous Siddique Saymon said, "DU will lead the country once again by standing the side of climate affected people just like it did earlier in many historical events of Bangladesh".
"We are mostly affected by climate change and that's why we need to be vocal about this," said another speaker, Rafia Rehnuma.
The event was moderated by Md Abidur Rahman Mishu.
Earlier, Dhaka University for Climate Action collected and compiled 80 proposals from DU students and later organised an open discussion on October 23, 2022. Among the proposals, nine were finalised.
The copy of the proposition was sent to many national and international organisations including UNEP and COP27.