What climate summit means for one woman in Bangladesh – BBC News

The people of Gabura in Bangladesh are having everything that’s most threatening about climate change thrown at them.

Storms keep wrecking their coastal defences, and rising sea levels are pushing salty seawater into their wells and fields.

Bangladesh is one of the countries hit hardest by extreme weather, and this vulnerable community is enduring exactly the kind of future that the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow is trying to avoid.

It’s also experiencing the painful reality of a key issue at the talks – how a promise of financial help for the poorest nations remains unfulfilled after 12 long years.

And the story of one woman, Shorbanu Khatun, represents all that’s proved least effective about international efforts to tackle climate change so far.

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