Bangladesh and UK signed an agreement for working together on climate action bilaterally. And multilaterally to help deliver the outcomes of COP26 and COP27. Bangladesh along with UK and Northern Ireland are committing to address the global challenge of climate change. The impacts of which are becoming ever more severe at both national and international levels.
Bangladesh’s leadership at COP26 in coordinating and promoting the voices from the most climate vulnerable countries. Which contributed to securing additional ambition from many of the big emitters. The UK Presidency successfully brokered the Glasgow Climate Pact, which will speed up the pace of action on mitigation, adaptation, finance and loss and damage. However, even with the action committed both during and before COP26, communities around the world will continue to feel the devastating impacts of a changing climate.
As part of UK’s global commitment to tackle climate change, new bilateral, regional and central programmes are announcing COP26 for Bangladesh. The programmes will contribute to build resilience, protect biodiversity, expand renewable energy. Prevent pollution and better manage waste, while also supporting women’s leadership, increased access to climate finance, education and skills in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh commends the UK for its commitment to achieve a net-zero by 2050. And for being the first major economy to put this commitment into law. The UK has also committed that by 2040 all new cars sold will have zero emissions.
Bangladesh and the UK will exchange expertise, facilitate partnerships. And identify practical solutions to common climate challenges. The two countries will hold regular joint events and dialogues on climate action.