Dhaka invites investment in green energy
State Minister for Environment and Forest Hasan Mahmud has called upon the Commonwealth business leaders to invest in Bangladesh’s green energy sector to cope with the adverse impacts of climate change.
He made the call while addressing the international conference on ‘Tackling Climate Change and Energy Challenges’ organised by Commonwealth Business Forum at Perth in Australia on Tuesday, according to a message received in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Seeking investment in Bangladesh’s renewable green energy, the state minister hoped that the business leaders of Commonwealth countries would increase their investment as a favorable atmosphere is now prevailing in the sector.
He said developing countries like Bangladesh are being affected due to climate change for anti-environment activities of developed countries.
“Not only Bangladesh, but people across the globe will also be benefited if investment is made in an environment-friendly green energy sector in Bangladesh as it is the most vulnerable country,” Dr Hasan said.
He said the demand for electricity is increasing due to growing population in the world. “So, we should give importance on green energy to avoid the risk of climate change.”
Australian Minister for Climate Change and Energy Affairs Greg Combet, South African Minister for International Affairs Maite Nkoana Mashabane and Commonwealth and foreign affairs Minister of UK Loard Howell were, among others, addressed the conference.