Member's Pick: ISDE Bangladesh and CSRL - Human Chain on Climate Justice
Demanding Special steps by UN Secretary General to make compensation to ensure Climate Justice and save Coastal people of Chittagong.
The principal demand from the peoples of Bangladesh to the international community reduce green house carbon gas by 2050 carbon gas must be reduced 95%. It also demands the losses to recover the rural livelihood from the developed nations and they have to compensate the affected countries. Otherwise affected nations will boycott the products from developed nations. These was stated on Human Chain on Climate Justice after gathering organized by ISDE Bangladesh with the associate of Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods-CSRL on 13th November 2011 at Chittagong Press Club Premises.
ISDE Bangladesh and CSRL member organization initiated the Human Chain to celebrate the Climate Justice Day 2011 demanding Climate Justice were participated by different section of the community. The speaker says developed countries are responsible for climate change and so many people become climate refugees and they should take the responsibilities. In Bangladesh various natural calamities occurred every day due to carbon gas supplies by the developed nations.
The speakers demanding to ensure free movement relocation, rehabilitation and reintegration of climate forced migrants, enacts separate procurement policy for NGOs & green climate fund management, global green house gas emissions must peak no later than 2015, limit global temperature increases no more than 1.5°C of pre-industrial level reduce atmospheric green house gas concentrations to 350 PPM, reduced emissions at least 45% in aggregate against 1990 levels by 2020, global GHG emissions must be reduced byat least 95% below 1990 levels by 2050, contribute public money for Green Climate Fund, international transports including shipping & aviations must provide adaptation costs, no to World Bank in climate finance management.
Apart from this coastal region of Bangladesh is almost one third of the total land. In generally 18 districts belongs to coastal region. 48 Upazila of 15 districts are most vulnerable to climate change. Already some areas are affected by water logging and saline water intrusion. People are suffering from drinking water scarcity and also from fresh water for irrigation. Saline water encroaches by shrimp farmer and the shrimp farming land become out-of-cultivation. Common hazards of these areas are cyclone and heavy storm, flood, tidal surge, heavy rainfall, salinity intrusion, short duration water logging. People demands immediate steps to save coastal people from these types of natural calamities. Salinity is become dangerous effects for the coastal community and besides deforestation, low food production may be increased day by day.
The gathering was leaded by Mr. S M Nazer Hossain Executive Director ISDE Bangladesh, while Majharul Hoque Shah, director Chittagong Chamber, Ajoy Mitra Sanku, PROSHIKA, Sowrab Barua, Sangsaptak, Abu Jaher, ADAB Chittagong Chapter, Rafiqul Islam NGO Forum for DWSS, Advocate Faizur Rahman, Bangladesh Human Rights Commission, Dr Sayed Didarul Monir, Nirmal Foundation, Salah uddin Kabir Suman, Barnaly, Nazrul Islam Manna, PARC, District Social Entrepreneur Council leader Jane Alam, Harun Gafur Bhyan, Consumer Association Chittagong leader Mili Chowdhury, Women Activist Jannatul Ferdous, Rubi Khan, Ratan das, Fishing community federation, NGO activist Shahadot Hoassin, Deluar Hossain, Kaied E Azam, AWAC, hul Muhit Mamata, Hakim Moahhed Ullah, Jatiao Unnayan Sangaram Parishad and meeting was conducted by Jahirul Islam, ISHIKA Foundation. Amongst others representative from Bangladesh Engineers Institution Chittagong Chapter, PROSHIKA, BELA, Green Bangladesh, YPSA, District Social Entrepreneur Council, CSDF, Sangsaptak, ADAB Chittagong Chapter, NGO Forum for DWSS, Bangladesh Human Rights Commission, Nirmal Foundation, Barnaly, PARC, District Social Entrepreneur Council, Consumer Association Chittagong Fishing community federation, AWAC, Mamata, Jatiao Unnayan Sangaram Parishad ISHIKA Foundation, Shabujer Chaya, DSK, Divisional Child Rights Forum, Student Facilitaor Group, SUIT, SAMB, SAS Bangladesh, Alart & Advance.