Visually impaired people call for climate action

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:34, Aug 22,2019

 
 

Visually impaired people bring out a procession calling for climate action at Dhanmondi in the capital on Thursday. — Saurav Laskar

Visually impaired people including students of different countries on Thursday called for immediate action to combat climate change and its impacts.

They made the call at a rally on climate crisis organised by the Bangladesh Youth Climate Network at Abahani Playing Field in the city’s Dhanmondi.

With the slogan ‘We are not as blind as you are,’ the participants called on high-emitting countries to halt their emissions rapidly.

They urged the countries to take strong immediate action such as putting high tax on carbon, closing polluting factories, stopping all subsidies to fossil fuels, and switching from fossil fuel use to clean energy while dramatically reducing energy use.

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