Civil society members on Saturday demanded a special allocation in the national budget for tackling the adverse effects of climate change and construction of sustainable embankments of coastal areas.

They said that the crisis on public life along the country’s coast is growing due to the harmful effects of climate change.
The demand was made at a human chain programme organised by non-governmental organization Leaders and civic organization Sundarbans and Coastal Protection Movement at Dhaka Reporters Unity premises.

Nikhil Chandra Bhadra, coordinator of the Sundarbans and Coastal Protection Movement, presided over the programme.

Abu Naser khan, chairman (POBA), Aminur Rasul Babul, Unnayon Dhara trust, Hazi Mohammad Shahid, President of Rail and Boat Safety Committee, Mihir Biswas, Joint-Secretary of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan (BAPA), Ashis Kumar Dey of (GCC), Moniruzzaman Mukul, General Secretary of Scan, Shakila Parveen of Sachetan Sangstha, Shafiqul Islam of Leaders also spoke in the meeting.