Pay your carbon debt: keep your commitment

Call on the eve of Bangladesh Development Forum meeting

Dhaka, 15th February 2010. Twenty one civil society organizations (CSO), in a rally and human chain in front of national press club, called upon the developed country representatives and donors, who are participating in Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF), to pay their carbon debt as compensation.

Speakers from the Human Chain said that Bangladesh is facing most catastrophic caused by climate change, which is the result of high carbon emissions historically by the developed countries. They also claimed that developed countries are indebted to the people of Bangladesh and they should pay their carbon debt. The rally blamed that, developed countries are not keeping their commitment in supporting the climate change affected countries; they also criticized DfID as this organization is pushing the Government of Bangladesh to accept World Bank to manage the multi donor trust fund for climate change. remind them to keep their commitment.

From the human chain the organizers released a joint statement developed by twenty one organization which includes Arpon, AMKS, Eso, Bangladesh Krishak Federation, CSRL, EquityBD, Kishani Shova, Lead Trust, On line knowledge center, Potikrit, La via campesina, MFTD, Prantik, Purbasha, RCASV, Swadin Bangla Garments Sromik Federation, Solidarity Workshop, Sirajgonj Flood Forum, Uddipan, Voice, EquityBD and World Development Movement -UK.

Media coverage below;


New Age Developed nations urged to pay  back their carbon debt

New Nation CSOs urge developed nations to compensate carbon debt

The Daily Star Rich countries urged to pay carbon debt

BDNews24 Rich nations ‘moving to bypass climate pledge’

Guardian UK Bangladesh rejects terms for £60m of climate aid from UK



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