Hussain Muhammad Ershad
Former President Hussain Ershad gave strong environmental leadership in Bangladesh, a nation vulnerable to present and future environmental hazards including climate change.
He campaigned for early conclusion of an international convention on protection and conservation of climate. He also proposed a global fund to help developing countries prevent environmental degradation.
At national level, former President Ershad declared 1990 as the "Year of Environment" and 1990-1999 as the "Decade of Environment" in Bangladesh.