ED: Untapped opportunities
The current global pandemic has led to increased uncertainty and concern surrounding the climate crisis. Many have welcomed the drop in carbon emissions during the first few months of lockdown last year, and subsequently hailed the virus as a “great equalizer” -- a notion that has been criticized for its disregard towards disadvantaged and marginalized communities that are often hit the hardest, both by health and climate crises. Covid-19 has also taken global attention away from the climate change crisis, which is only getting worse.
Bangladesh has long been among the countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. And despite its own propositions to tackle the issue, it will be nigh impossible to impact change if collective global action is not adopted, especially by countries generating the highest levels of pollution each year.