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Bangladesh needs 534 billion dollar to tackle climate change by 2050: Environment Minister

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Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury said Bangladesh needs 534 billion dollar to tackle climate change by 2050. So international financial support is essential for implementation of climate plans. He also said Bangladesh is committed to working collaboratively with international partners to build climate resilience. As Bangladesh continues to face the impacts of climate change, Minister Chowdhury reaffirmed the government’s dedication to advancing climate adaptation efforts and ensuring a sustainable future for all citizens.

Environment Minister delivered a compelling address today at the National Adaptation Plan Expo 2024, focusing on the advancement of Bangladesh’s National Climate Plans. The session, held in Dhaka, marked a pivotal moment in Bangladesh’s commitment to addressing climate change and enhancing its resilience.

Minister Chowdhury emphasized the importance of proactive measures, collaborative efforts, and innovative solutions in adapting to the challenges posed by climate change. During his address, Minister Chowdhury 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. Malik Fida A Khan, Executive Director, CEGIS; A K M Sohel, Additional Secretary, ERD, and Chair, International Climate Finance Cell; Kenel DELUSCA, Ph.D., ITAP Member, Green Climate Fund; 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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