Desk:news President M Abdul Hamid on Sunday sought intensified global efforts to unlock a new dynamic in solar and other renewable energy to negate the climate change affects as countries like Bangladesh were already exposed to its impact.
“Our priorities are often underpinned by developmental goals . . . Nevertheless, we should not forget to protect environment for the benefit of our future generations,” he told the plenary session of the ‘International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference’ in the Indian capital here.
President Hamid added: “Clean energy is essential for overall development recognized in SDG-7 (sustainable development goals) for ensuring everyone’s access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.”
The Bangladesh president said global warming and its subsequent effects on many countries were now a reality with Bangladesh being one of their worst victims.
“Although our share in emitting greenhouse gas is 0.1%, the threats of natural disasters including sea level rise, droughts, floods and cyclones to Bangladesh are abundant,” President Hamid said.
But, he said Bangladesh was trying to put its best efforts to make a fair contribution to fight this challenge as “we are also taking steps to reduce emission of greenhouse gas in future as the development of renewable energy is desired for the developing countries”.
India and France co-host the first edition of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit being joined by heads and ministers of dozens of countries in the daylong event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.