Various organizations have called for urgent action to protect the coastal region from the effects of climate change. In this demand, they have carried out Climate Strike program in different places of Khulna-Satkhira and Bagerhat districts on Friday, September 24, 2021. The program said, the negative effects of climate change are affecting all the development initiatives in the coastal region and the world. Developed countries are accelerating climate change by emitting greenhouse gases. Bangladesh is facing more losses without any role. Coastal areas in particular are at greater risk.
In response to the negative effects of climate change and the establishment of climate justice, Sweden’s schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for the Future, the common people, youth and schoolchildren around the world are protesting through Rallies, Human Chain, Street Meeting and Assembly. In continuation of this, this Climate Strike program is conducted.
With maintaining the social distancing, development organization LEDARS, Satkgira Climate Advocacy Forum, Shyamnagar Climate Advocacy Forum and Shyamnagar Upazila Youth Forum organized this event in front of the Shyamnagar Press Club. This event was presided over by Freedom Fighter Mr. Nazrul Islam, Chairman Shyamanagr Upazila Climate Advocacy Forum. Professor Mr. Manobendro Debnath, Member, Executive Committee of LEDARS, Mr. Mohon Kumar Mondal, Executive Director of LEDARS, Mr. Ranajit Barman, Teacher and Member of the Executive Committee of LEDARS, M. Kamruzzaman, and Abu Sayed, Journalist, Mr. Mominur Rahman, Chairman Shyamnagar Upazila Youth Forum, Mr. Shorno Kishori, Oishorzo Kormokar took part in this event.
During the event, the speakers said, we live on the coast. Coastal livelihoods are being affected in many ways due to climate change. If we do not present the picture of this loss to the world, we will have to face a terrible danger in the future. So everyone has to declare solidarity with this movement. The government needs to identify the problems in the region and take immediate action to address them.
Similar programs have been held at Kaliganj and Asashuni Upazila , Satkhira Sadar under Satkhira District, Koyra Upazila and Khulna Sadar of Khulna District and Mongla Upazila Bagerhat Sadar under Bagerhat District.