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Bangladesh Envoy Momen expresses Optimism on Copenhagen Climate Conference


Dr Abdul Momen, the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN expresses is optimism about the ongoing Climate Conference at Copenhagen. He says although debates might continue on the level of emission reduction or the amount of funds available for the underdeveloped nations to enable them to meet the challenges of global warming.

In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service , Dr Momen describes the main agenda of this conference . He says firstly the conference will try to reach an agreement on the rate of emission and on the funding to be arranged for the affected countries. Dr Momen adds that Bangladesh is one of the worst sufferers of global warming and Bangladesh has moved a proposal for arranging a special fund for the nations who have suffered for no fault of theirs .

Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s proposals, the Bangladeshi envoy in UN says that the Prime Minister has asked for funds to be allocated for Bangladesh to meet the challenge of global warming. She has also asked to provide environmentally friendly technology.

Talking about about the stance that India, South Africa , Brazil and China are taking , Dr Abdul Momen said that these upcoming economies are concerned about the impact they might have by limiting the level of carbon emission but they are also beginning to realize the global disaster of warming and they know that it might have an impact on them too . It has been encouraging to see that Indian Prime Minister is attending the climate conference and the country has pledged to reduce the level of its green house gas emission.

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