Bangladesh, regarded as particularly vulnerable to extreme weather and rising sea levels, plans to put forward its “climate prosperity plan” at the upcoming UN climate talks in Glasgow in a bid to mitigate the economic impact of climate change, an official said.

With help from its own resources and with the support of the international community, Bangladesh could still make the Ganges Delta, which dominates large part of the country, wealthy, Abul Kalam Azad said in an interview with The Associated Press news agency on Friday.

Although a fraction of worldwide emissions are generated, a third of global population is threatened by sea level rise.

Representatives of over 200 countries will meet from 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, the so-called COP 26 to discuss new objectives to reduce or limit the growth of emissions which contribute to climate change.

“Hopefully, we’ll be carrying this to COP26, requesting all vulnerable countries to have their own prosperity plans looking toward their own issues, own problems and own resources,” said Azad, the administration’s special envoy to the Climate Vulnerable Forum, a faction of nations most affected by climate change.

Many affluent nations are missing targets for cutting carbon emissions, while large developing countries like China spur mining and coal resources to deal with energy shortages, while continuing to pursue gradual cuts.

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