Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md. Shahab Uddin MP reached London this afternoon on an official visit to the United Kingdom (UK). He is leading a 3-member Bangladesh delegation to attend the COP26 July Ministerial organized by the United Kingdom on 25-26 July 2021. Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Director General, Department of Environment are accompanying the Minister during his visit.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem received the Minister at the London Heathrow International airport.
The UK-hosted July Ministerial is aimed to give an opportunity for the Environment Ministers of the state parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to come together in person to discuss their expectations for a successful COP26 scheduled in Glasgow this year from 1-12 November. Md. Shahab Uddin MP is expected to highlight Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s priorities at the COP26 as a state party to the UNFCCC and also as the President of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF).