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‘Bangladesh needs $230 billion to implement NAP’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 February, 2023 12:00 AM
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Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister Md. Shahab Uddin said that 113 adaptive action plans that have been identified in the National Adaption Plan (NAP) will be implemented to deal with the 14 types of disasters.

"Of these actions, 80 are considered high priorities and 23 medium priorities. To implement the activities identified in the Adaptation Plan by 2050, we will need around US$230 billion," said the minister.

The Minister said these while speaking as the chief guest at the workshop titled "Consultation Workshop on Dissemination and Brainstorming of NAP Implementation" organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the auditorium of the Department of Environment.

The plan submitted to the UNFCCC on October 31, 2022, is not only a national report but will highlight our global position in terms of climate adaptation, he said.

He said that this NAP will be effective in adopting and implementing long-term integrated adaptation activities to combat climate change in Bangladesh.

In addition to infrastructural development to deal with the impact of climate change, more emphasis will be placed on increasing the adaptive capacity of people in vulnerable areas, said the minister.

The workshop was presided over by the Secretary of the Ministry Dr Farhina Ahmed. Additional Secretary of Climate Change Wing of the Ministry Md. Moniruzzaman, Director General of the Department of Environment Dr Abdul Hamid and

Professor Emeritus Dr Ainun Nishat spoke in the workshop.

The NAP was presented by Deputy Secretary (CC) Dharitri Kumar Sarkar and Director of DoE Mirza Shawkat Ali.