The World Climate Conference, COP-28, will be held in Glasgow, UK. The leaders of the countries emitting greenhouse gases have a big demand to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050 under the Paris Agreement. There is also the implementation of the promised 100 billion climate fund.
As the current president of the Climate Vulnerable Forum-CVF, an organization of 48 countries at risk, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka on Sunday (October 31st) morning to attend the conference.
The Prime Minister will address the two-day COP-27 summit on Monday (November 1). Sheikh Hasina’s speech will paint a picture of the plight of the people of the affected countries.
At a press conference at the Foreign Ministry on Saturday (October 30th) at noon, Minister AK Abdul Momen said the Prime Minister would attend the Women and Climate Meeting on Tuesday (November 2nd).
In addition, the Dhaka-Glasgow Declaration may also call for climate change mitigation, adaptation and financing. The Prime Minister will also hold separate meetings with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on bilateral issues.
The foreign minister said the prime minister would pay a state visit to London on Wednesday (November 3). He will hold bilateral meetings with Britain’s Prince of Wales and Prime Minister Boris Johnson until November 8.
Then Sheikh Hasina will visit France on November 9. He is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with the country’s president and prime minister. Besides, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will also take part in trade talks with the top French business organizations in France.
Ake Abdul Momen said that on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the international award ‘UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy’ will be given in his name on November 11 in Paris. Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to attend the event and hand over the honors to the winners.
Besides, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been invited to a high-level meeting to mark the 75th anniversary of UNESCO on November 12.