River Activists in Dhaka Join Global Rally on Climate

Published: 08 Sep 2018   

Online Desk

A group of green activists in Dhaka, Bangladesh joined the global rally protesting politician’s failure to tackle global warming. Riverine People, a Dhaka based civil society, staged a procession at the BasilaGhat in Dhaka City on the bank of Buriganga River on Saturday afternoon.

Globally, around 850 events took place across more than 95 countries including Bangladesh under a common banner ‘Rise for Climate’.

Communities around the world would shine a spotlight on the increasing impacts they are experiencing and demand local action to keep fossil fuels in the ground, the core organizer, US based international campaign group ‘350.org’ said in a press release on the eve of the event.

On Saturday afternoon, young activists of Riverine People including local fishing and boating community member of Basila area staged a human chain. Later they took part in a demonstration on the bank of Buruganga River.

Speaking to the rally, Mohammad Azaz, director of Riverine People and one of the organizers of the event said that, Bangladesh was in the frontline of climate change affected countries. Climate vulnerabilities will be faster and deeper across the riverine areas. But relation between climate change and river is not focused fully in this riverine country.

Among others, Farhad Hossain Polash, FarhanTanveen spoke to the rally. Press Release

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