Alok Sharma, president for Cop-26, has announced £120 million funding to tackle climate change in Bangladesh.
The amount is a part of a total of £165 million UK funding declared to tackle climate change. The rest of the £45 million will help empower local communities and grassroots women's groups in Asia and the Pacific to challenge gender inequalities and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The £120 million, equivalent to some Tk1388 crore, will help Bangladesh build resilience, prevent pollution, protect biodiversity, strengthen renewable energy and better manage waste, while also supporting women's leadership, access to finance, education and skills in Bangladesh.
The funding programme will be active from 2021 to 2027, read a press release.
The funding will have a prime focus on addressing the gender inequalities that make women and girls more vulnerable to climate change and empower females to be leaders in climate action.
"Gender and climate are profoundly intertwined. We see that climate change affects women and girls disproportionately," the Cop president said, adding, "We are committed to women's participation at every level of climate action and to placing gender at the heart of all our efforts."