Cyclone Ramal reminds us to enhance coastal resilience

Cyclone Ramal reminds us to enhance coastal resilience

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Though we have no control over extreme weather events like cyclones, our focus should be on minimising the damage. The government should prioritise actions like ensuring cyclone shelters and protecting embankments, and community awareness and participation are equally important.

Many social NGOs have emerged in Banshkhali led by educated youth. For the past few years, Jashim Uddin, a police officer who received the Smart Bangladesh Award 2023, has organized NGOs for climate action. He distributed thousands of trees among them and helped in planting them.

After the scorching heat in April this year, there is a growing demand to plant more trees during the monsoon. On June 4, Farheena Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, announced the government's plan to plant 8.33 crore trees this monsoon across the country. To make this a success, we need to involve and activate voluntary organisations across the country as well as create public awareness about the role of trees in this era of rapid climate change, especially in coastal areas that have received less attention.

* Parvez Uddin Chowdhury is a development worker

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