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Nap Expo 2024 Bangladesh is being organized to highlight the success in climate adaptation of Bangladesh: Environment Minister

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Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury said that NAP Expo 2024 Bangladesh is being organized to show how the people of Bangladesh successfully deal with climate change. NAP EXPO 2024 BANGLADESH will be held on April 22-25 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC). Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the conference on April 22. At the Expo, everyone can be mutually benefited from various topics related to the adaptation programs of different countries to face the impacts of climate change.

The Minister of Environment said these things in his speech at the meeting held at the Bangladesh Secretariat on Tuesday (April 9) on the occasion of the preparation of the international conference NAP EXPO 2024 BANGLADESH to be held in Dhaka on April 22-25.

The Environment Minister said rain water harvesting, water extraction system through solar energy in hilly areas, issues related to climate tolerant seeds and other agricultural activities, various activities of Delta Plan in support of adaptation activities, cyclone shelters for climate adaptation, construction of roads, culverts etc will be showcased as climate adaptation issues. The history, culture and heritage of Bangladesh will also be presented to the foreigners. We can also gain experience from the adaptation activities displayed at foreign stalls.

The Minister of Environment said that the stalls of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Economic Relations to demonstrate the climate adaptation of the country in this expo; Local Government, Ministry of Rural Development and Cooperatives, Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and Ministry of Fisheries and Animal Resources will participate. Also, UNFCC, GCF UNDP, IOM, GCA and NGOs BRAC, OSHE, WINROCK among various development partners will participate. Representatives of 114 countries will participate. NAP EXPO 2024 will be held in Bangladesh in collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and managed by the Least Developed Counties Expert Group (LEG).

Additional Secretary (Administration) Iqbal Abdullah Harun, Additional Secretary (PaDuNi) Tapan Kumar Biswas, Additional Secretary (Environment) Dr. Fahmida Khanam of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Director General of Directorate of Environment Dr. Abdul Hamid and senior officials of the Ministry and Department were present in the meeting.

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