Bangladesh-UK youth climate dialogue tomorrow
Published: 12:52 PM, 24 June 2021
A dialogue involving the Bangladesh diaspora in the UK over the climate change action is set to be held virtually on Friday marking the 50th anniversaries of Bangladesh’s Independence and Bangladesh-UK Diplomatic relations.
Bangladesh High Commission in London in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council is organizing the event titled- “Bangladesh-UK Youth Voices on Climate Action” at the advent of the London Climate Action Week 2021.
State minister for foreign affairs of Bangladesh Md. Shahriar Alam MP will attend the event as the chief guest while Minister for London Paul Scully MP as guest of honour, according to a press release, issued by Bangladesh mission in London, received here today.
The dialogue will be co-chaired by Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem and Tower Hamlets Council Mayor John Biggs.
Rushanara Ali MP of the Tower Hamlets Borough will attend as Special Guest while Councillor Asma Islam, Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm (Job Share) - Lead on Environment will also speak at the event.
The program aims to bring together young British-Bangladeshis from the Tower Hamlets Council and youth climate activists from various eco-systems in Bangladesh to promote their voices, concerns and contributions to tackle the effects of climate change as well as their expectations from the upcoming COP-26 Summit at Glasgow.
As the Chair of Climate Vulnerable Forum, Bangladesh, one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change, is now leading climate-threatened nations in a push for global action on climate change while the UK is going to hold COP26 in Glasgow this year.