Climate change is one of the key reasons for frequent natural disaster and Bangladesh is one of the countries in the world at risk for no fault of its own but for its geographical location.
Environment and Forest Minister Tariqul Islam made the observation while speaking at the inaugural session of a regional workshop on 'Change of Climate in South and Southeast Asia and the Role of Bangladesh and Least Developed Countries' in the city Sunday, reports UNB.
The Environment and Forest Ministry, Bangladesh Centre for Advance Studies, International Institute for Environment and Development, the UK, European Capacity Building Initiative, British Embassy and Department of International Development jointly organised the workshop.
"Bangladesh contributes very little to the emission of harmful gas that causes climate change effecting environment seriously," mentioned the minister.
The minister reminded that if the sea level rose by one metre, a vast area of Bangladesh, including the world heritage site of the Sundarbans, would go into the Bay of Bengal.
Stressing the need for united effort of the world community to prevent natural calamities, the minister said, "If one corner of the world gets affected due to the natural calamities, the other corner would have no scope to escape it."