Bangladesh PM to Donors: Deliver Climate Pledges Now

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on wealthy nations to deliver aid pledges aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change on one of the world’s most vulnerable countries, Reuters reports. Speaking at a donors’ conference in Dhaka Feb. 15, Hasina said donor countries should immediately release roughly USD10 billion that they pledged for climate change adaption in poorer countries during last year’s climate summit in Copenhagen. Bangladesh has allocated some USD100 million for a climate change fund.

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    Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.