Ministry launches roadmap, action plan to implement NDC
Desk Report: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has launched a roadmap and action plan to implement Bangladesh’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) in three sectors, at the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific, reports Dhaka Tribune.
Thursday’s event saw the roadmap unveiled and participants at the event set out a vision to track implementation of the NDC via its national arrangements for monitoring, reporting, and verification.
Shahab Uddin from the Bangladesh Forest Department, of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, launched the roadmap while Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, secretary-in-charge of the Ministry of Environment and Forests presided over the program.
Shahab Uddin said: “Bangladesh is one of the countries most-susceptible to the effects of climate change; though it emits less carbon in comparison to developed countries.
“However, our government has been adopting strategies to tackle climate change.”
He added: “If the developed countries come forward to tackle climate change and provide sufficient and appropriate support then it will be possible to save our world.”
To implement the Paris Agreement—which was ratified in 2016—the Bangladesh NDC implementation roadmap covers the period from 2016 to 2025. It focuses on the transport, power, and industry sectors in the period leading up to 2020.
Additional Secretary Nurul Quadir of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change gave a presentation on the plan.
According to the presentation, the roadmap identifies 28 specific cross-cutting actions—along with detailed actions—as well as anticipated deadlines and indicative costs for each of the sectors.
Nurul Quadir said: “Bangladesh’s NDC implementation includes issues to ensure holistic and effective measures are taken to strengthen climate resilience.
“The NDC also plans to take a balanced approach to the action needed to deliver on greenhouse gas reduction targets.”