A UNDP-supported documentary was recently released on the threat sea-level rise poses to 30 million Bangladeshis.
South Asia country of Bangladesh is predicted to lose 17 percent of its land by the end of the century if global sea levels rise by one meter.
That has the potential to displace 30 million Bangladeshis.
The documentary, “Thirty Million”, was co-directed by British climate scientist Dr. Daniel Price – who last year cycled from New Zealand to Paris as part of the Pole to Paris campaign – and New Zealand TV journalist Adrien Taylor. The film, financed by UNDP with support from the Least Developed Country Fund of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), was launched by high ranking officials from UNDP, GEF and Bangladesh at an event in the UN Secretariat in New York City.
Last but not least, in order to raise awareness to this issue, UNDP and partners will be carrying the call for increased action through to COP22 in Marrakesh, and work with partners to translate the Paris Agreement into tangible, concrete results.