Delegate Name: Chase Richards
Committee: The United Nations General Assembly & Crisis
Topic: Climate Change and Public Health
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh recognizes the interconnectedness of climate
change and public health and acknowledges the severe implications of climate change
on vulnerable populations. Bangladesh, as a low-lying delta country, is particularly
susceptible to the adverse effects of climate change, including rising sea levels and
extreme weather events.
Extreme Weather Events: Bangladesh is increasingly vulnerable to cyclones, floods, and
other extreme weather events, which pose significant risks to public health. We
emphasize the need for international support in building resilient infrastructure to
mitigate these impacts.
Vector-Borne Diseases: Climate change contributes to the spread of vector-borne
diseases, such as malaria and dengue, in Bangladesh. We call for global cooperation in
the development and implementation of strategies to control vector-borne diseases in
the face of changing climate patterns.
Food Security: Climate change poses a threat to food security, leading to malnutrition
and other health-related issues. Bangladesh urges the international community to
support sustainable agricultural practices and adaptive measures to ensure food
security in the face of climate variability.
Renewable Energy: Bangladesh is committed to transitioning to renewable energy
sources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We call upon developed nations to
support developing countries in adopting sustainable and clean energy technologies.
Climate-Resilient Infrastructure: Bangladesh advocates for international assistance in
developing climate-resilient infrastructure, including early warning systems and disaster
preparedness programs, to minimize the health impacts of extreme weather events.
Capacity Building: Bangladesh emphasizes the importance of capacity building in the
health sector to address the health challenges posed by climate change. We call for
increased support for training healthcare professionals and strengthening healthcare
Climate Finance: Bangladesh urges developed nations to fulfill their commitments to
climate finance, providing support to developing countries in adapting to and mitigating
the impacts of climate change on public health.
Technology Transfer: To address climate-related health challenges, Bangladesh calls for
the transfer of technology from developed to developing nations, fostering innovation
and sustainable development.
Global Collaboration: Bangladesh supports global collaboration in research and
information-sharing to better understand the intersection of climate change and public
health, enabling more effective mitigation and adaptation strategies.
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh believes that urgent and collective action is
required to address the intertwined challenges of climate change and public health. We
are committed to working collaboratively with the international community to build a
sustainable and resilient future for all.