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Bangladesh

Bangladesh, to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. Its Padma (Ganges), Meghna and Jamuna rivers create fertile plains, and travel by boat is common. On the southern coast, the Sundarbans, an enormous mangrove forest shared with Eastern India, is home to the royal Bengal tiger.

Chair: 2011 – 2013

Member since: 2009

 

Capital

Dhaka

Population (2015)

163,046,000

GNI Per Capita (2016)

$1,426.3

Emissions Per Capita (2014)

0.653 tons

Website Links

National Focal Points

Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam

DIRECTOR GENERAL, ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. A. Shamim Al Razi

ADDITIONAL SECRETARY

Ministry of Environment and Forests

National Climate Vulnerability Level and actions

0 Average

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Adaptation Priorities:

1) Improved Early warning system for tropical cyclone, flood, flash flood and drought;

2) Disaster preparedness and construction of flood and cyclone shelters;

3) Tropical cyclones and storm surge protection;

4) Inland monsoon flood-proofing and protection + 10 other highlighted priorities.

Reduce GHG emissions by 15% (in relation to BAU levels (no base year)) by 2030 conditional to external support in the sectors of power energy, transport and industry and to reduce GHG emissions by 5% from BAU levels by 2030 unconditionally.

Adaptation: Priority Focus Areas:

1) Food security, livelihood and health protection (incl. water security);

2) Comprehensive disaster management;

3) Coastal Zone Management including Salinity Intrusion control;

4) Flood Control and Erosion protection + 6 other highlighted areas.

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