Bangladesh needs $534bln to tackle climate change by 2050

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury has said Bangladesh needs $ 534 billion dollar to tackle climate change by 2050 and international financial support is essential for implementation of climate plans.

He said this while delivering speech at the National Adaptation Plan Expo 2024, focusing on the advancement of Bangladesh’s National Climate Plans, in the capital on Tuesday.

The session marked a pivotal moment in Bangladesh’s commitment to addressing climate change and enhancing its resilience.

Saber said Bangladesh is committed to working collaboratively with international partners to build climate resilience. The minister reaffirmed the government’s dedication to advancing climate adaptation efforts and ensuring a sustainable future for all citizens.

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

During his address, the 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.

Chaired by the ministry’s sectary Dr. Farhina Ahmed, Malik Fida A Khan, Executive Director, CEGIS; A K M Sohel, Additional Secretary, ERD, and Chair, International Climate Finance Cell; Kenel DELUSCA, ITAP Member, Green Climate Fund and Dr. M. Asaduzaman, a Climate Specialist, spoke as panelist on challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned in NAP formulation and implementation in Bangladesh.

Dharitri Kumar Sarkar, Deputy Secretary, MoEFCC and Mirza Shawkat Ali, Director, Climate Change & International Convention, DoE Presented Bangladesh’s National Adaptation Plan 2023- 2050.

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