Adverse impact of climate change caused by global warming has been posing a serious threat to the overall living and livelihood condition in the region, particularly in its vast Barind tract.
Climate change has been acknowledged as the depletion of natural resources and as a major threat to the humanity in the region and urged the policy planners and others concerned to take immediate effective measures to address the adverse impacts
Political leaders, academics, researchers and development activists came up with the observation while addressing the closing ceremony of a two-day ‘Rajshahi Youth Climate Conference 2022 at Shilpakala Academy auditorium in Rajshahi Wednesday afternoon.
Barendra Region Youth Organisations Forum (BRYOF) and Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) jointly organised the conference.
Action for Loss and Damage Fund and Climate Justice’ was the main focus of the conference attended by more than 300 youths from across the country.
General Secretary of Workers Party of Bangladesh Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, addressed the ceremony as chief guest, while BARCIK Regional Coordinator Shahidul Islam was in the chair.
Valiant Freedom Fighter Dr Abdul Mannan, political leader Ashraful Haque, Director of Samajik Kolyan Sangstha Samrat Raihan, BRYOF Convener Jamal Uddin, Office Secretary of Jatiya Adibashi Parishad Subhash Chandra Hembrom and BARCIK Coordinator Jahangir Alam also spoke on the occasion.
Pavel Partha from BARCIK moderated the discussion saying this is the time to change the system, not climate besides showing red-cards to the big carbon emitters.
.Fazley Hossain Badsha mentioned that responsive role of the youths and the students in particular are very vital to raise voice against the big carbon emitters to protect the region, particularly in its vast Barind tract, from the adverse impact of climate change.
Adverse impacts of climate change have triggered recurrence of natural calamities in the region posing a serious threat to the farming of winter crops including vegetables and the living and livelihood conditions of farmers community in the region.
Lawmaker Badsha mentioned that the ongoing climate change at alarming rates has severely affected winter vegetable farming and its diversity creating a real threat to food production.
The developed countries should fulfill their commitment towards climate funding and ensure transparency in use of this fund.
He also said legitimate rights of the farmers and others concerned should be protected rightly for the sake of encouraging them towards boosting agricultural productions to meet up its gradually mounting demands.