Cancun, Mexico, 5th December 2010. Today Bangladesh UNFCCC negotiation team chief state minister for forest and environment Dr. Hasan Mahmud today has visited a stall on photo exhibition title “… but life’s goes in climate impact’s ground zero in Bangladesh…” in Cancunmesse, the UNFCCC official premise in Cancun, Mexico. The photo exhibition jointly organized by CSRL, EquityBD and Shaptahik, featuring climate impact in Bangladesh especially in respect of water and migration.
He was received by Golam Mortoza, the Editor Shaptahik and Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Chief Moderator, EquityBD. There are fifteen photos featuring real struggle of Bangladeshi people, especially Sathkira people struggling for fetching water, tub well the major source of water has gone under saline water, how preserving and collecting drinking water become costly, how slum housing looks like in Dhaka, Dhaka people lives during 1998, has received huge attention from official delegates and observers who are participating in CoP 16 UNFCCC negotiation process which has started 29th November and suppose to be concluded on 10th December. Along side the stall, there is another one official stall of government of Bangladesh run by government officials, which have all related information, policy and planning materials related to climate adaptation planning in Bangladesh.
While discussing with Rezaul Karim Chowdhury and Golam Mortoza, he appreciated this photo exhibition initiatives, he said that such a positive engagement of Civil Society to project Bangladesh problems is a need in international level. The exhibition has already visited other dignatories of Bangladesh, like Dr. AK Abdul Momen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations. Mr. Imrul Kayes, Foreign Secretary of Government of Bangladesh also visited the stall.