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PM Hasina to open four-day NAP Expo 2024 Monday

  • 383 representatives from 104 countries registered to participate
  • 550 people will participate in adaptation meet
Update : 21 Apr 2024, 08:25 PM

The four-day UN Climate Adaptation Conference titled “National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Expo 2024” will begin at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka on Monday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the conference in the morning, while Simon Stiell, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will be present on the occasion.

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury revealed the information at a press conference at BICC on Sunday.

He said 383 representatives from 104 countries have registered with UNFCCC to participate in NAP Expo 2024.

Besides, he said, 550 people, including representatives of various ministries, departments and organisations of the country, climate experts, representatives of NGOs and volunteers will participate in the adaptation meet.

By participating in this conference, everyone will be mutually benefited from various issues related to the adaptation activities of different countries to be presented, the environment minister said.

Saber Chowdhury said the NAP Expo is an international forum where various countries, organisations and other relevant stakeholders interact and exchange experiences in the formulation and implementation of NAP.

The expo will also have training sessions to address gaps and needs related to the process of NAP formulation and implementation in developing countries, he said, adding that Bangladesh would host various sessions at the expo.

The minister said there will be a total of 23 stalls in this conference where adaptation activities of different countries will be displayed.

Also, he said, at 34 sessions over four days, experts will discuss transformational adaptation, financial mechanism, adaptation activity monitoring and evaluation tools and gender responsive adaptation.

He said 13 stalls allocated for Bangladesh will showcase climate adaptation issues.

“We can also gain experience from the orientation activities displayed at foreign stalls. Various ministries and local and foreign organizations will participate in the expo to display their climate adaptation activities,” Saber Hossain said.

Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Mohammad Tofazzel Hossain Miah and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Secretary Dr Farhina Ahmed were, among others, present at the press conference.

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