Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to the adverse impacts of the climate crisis. Declaring a planetary emergency is indeed a major initiative to be applauded for but only making such declaration is not enough itself to tackle the crisis that has risen.
If the actions asked in the petition are:
1. Limit the use of Fossil fuels in the electricity and vehicles sector
2. End Government investments in Fossil fuel based energy
3. Establish recycling stations
4. Incorporate climate education in school curriculum
5. Improve public transportation facilities
If these actions above are not taken as soon possible then Bangladesh and the population living there will be affected severely by by rising sea levels causing more adverse and frequent floods, droughts,cyclones and fertility of agricultural land which will cause several economic and social problems such as food shortage, unemployment, poverty, child marriage, school dropouts etc.
The petition also asked to reduce the use of fossil fuels in the production of electricity such as coal,fossil fuel base power station and running vehicles. If this step is not taken immediately then it can worsen the air quality in Bangladesh causing the death tolls to rise more because of airborne diseases.
A recent study by UNICEF estimates a number of 19 million Bangladesh children's lives to be threatened by the climate crisis.
**To save Bangladesh and the people living there, people from all over the world, from all ages,races,genders, cultures and religions must unite for action. Everyone is needed for action.
Please add your name in the petition below.