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Minister: Bangladesh needs $534bn to address climate change impact by 2050

  • Reaffirms the government's dedication to advancing climate adaptation efforts
  • ‘Bangladesh is committed to working collaboratively with international partners’
Update : 24 Apr 2024, 09:46 AM

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury on Tuesday said Bangladesh needs US$ 534 billion to address climate change impact by 2050 and that is why international financial support is a must for implementing climate plans.

"Bangladesh is committed to working collaboratively with international partners to build climate resilience," he said while addressing a technical session of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Expo 2024 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital.

The second day of NAP Expo 2024 focused on the advancement of Bangladesh's National Climate Plans to discuss the national adaptation plan of Bangladesh.

Speaking on the occasion, Saber Chowdhury reaffirmed the government's dedication to advancing climate adaptation efforts and ensuring a sustainable future for all citizens as Bangladesh continues to face the adverse impacts of climate change.

He emphasized the importance of proactive measures, collaborative efforts and innovative solutions in adapting to the challenges posed by climate change.

The environment minister highlighted Bangladesh's significant progress in developing and implementing national climate plans, showcasing the country's leadership in climate adaptation on a global scale.

Dr Farhina Ahmed, Secretary, Environment, Forest and Climate Change chaired the session.

The session was also addressed, among others, by Executive Director of Centre for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) Malik Fida A Khan, Additional Secretary of Economic Relations Division AKM Sohel, climate specialist Dr M Asaduzaman and Director (Climate Change and International Convention) of Department of Environment (DoE) Mirza Shawkat Ali.

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