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Bangladesh laying constitutional groundwork to seek climate damages

AlertNet: Manira, 8, and her grandmother Amena Khatun prepare lunch in front of their house, flooded by the high tide in Gabura, in Bangladesh's Satkhira district on May 13, 2010. Bangladesh looks likely to be the first country to include in its constitution a provision for redressing damage resulting from climate change. The country's parliament is expected to approve a report by its committee for constitutional reforms that would insert an obligation for the government to act on climate change into Article...