The Bangladesh’s carbon emission plan or the most recent Nationally Determined Contribution is a role-model for the world in tackling global climate change, environment and climate change minister has stated.
He said that Bangladesh can reduce its carbon emissions by 21.85 per cent by 2030 if it has the support of the developed countries.
“Our NDC will go through all the relevant ministries, departments, government agencies, and private agencies. Shahab Uddin, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, stated that the ministry would provide all necessary assistance and coordination.
Its smooth implementation will enable us to move towards a low carbon, climate-resilient upper income economy by 2031 in line with the Perspective Plan 2020-2041.
This was the environment minister’s statement while he was speaking at the updated NDC-2021 dissemination programme of Bangladesh, organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre today.
According to the environment minister, Bangladesh submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (I-NDC) under the Paris Climate Agreement that was drafted in 2015 by UNFCCC to reduce the harmful effects from climate change.
Under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership, the minister stated that the government had already included issues of mitigation, adaptation, and climate change in several policy-making documents, including in the Five-Year Plan as part of the country’s ongoing development process. The NDC update was completed in Bangladesh in accordance to the terms of Paris Climate Agreement.
Mostafa Kazal, Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, presided at the updated NDC Dissemination Funktion. Habibun Nahar, UNDP Bangladesh’s Deputy Resident Representative Van Nguyen, and Dr Atiq Rasman, Executive Director of Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies, gave speeches as special guests. Additional Secretary (Development), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Sanjay Kulbhowmik, Director General of Department of Environment Md. Ashraf Uddin, Executive Director (In Charge), CEGIS, and Member, National River Conservation Commission Malik Fida A Khan spoke at the event.
The open discussion session also featured representatives from climate expert groups, different ministries, departments, and agencies.