Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been awarded the ‘Climate Mobility Champion Leader Award’ by the IOM and the UN-backed Global Center for Climate Mobility in recognition of her global contribution to people at risk of climate change.
In a high-level panel session on the sidelines of the World Climate Conference (COP 28) in Dubai on Friday afternoon, Ambassador Dennis Francis, President of the United Nations General Assembly, and Amy Pope, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), informed the Minister of Information and Broadcasting. Hasan Mahmood accepted the award on behalf of the Prime Minister.
The Chief Information Minister of the Bangladesh delegation at COP-28 presented the keynote address at the high-level panel session on ‘Harnessing Climate Dynamics for Adaptation and Resilience’.
At the Climate Mobility Summit of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in September this year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina brought the issue of climate-induced migration and displacement under the sharp gaze of world leaders.
At the same time, he highlighted various aspects of Bangladesh’s initiatives led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to face the challenges of climate change, including the construction of the world’s largest multi-storey social housing project to resettle 4,400 displaced families in Cox’s Bazar.
The Climate Mobility Champion Leader Award is a significant international recognition of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the world’s support for Bangladesh’s continued leadership in addressing climate mobility and the challenges arising from it.
The award-winning Global Center for Climate Mobility works with the United Nations, regional intergovernmental organizations and development finance agencies to develop collaborative, comprehensive solutions to climate mobility.