Bangladesh undertook a national assessment of the investments required to address climate change in the energy (mitigation), agriculture (adaptation) and water (adaptation) sectors under the global project 'Capacity Development for Policy Makers to Address Climate Change'.
Bangladesh's concluding National Inter-Ministerial Dialogue in Dhaka on 26 October 2011
The concluding dialogue brought together more than 100 officials from Ministries including Water Resources, Agriculture, Energy, Desaster Management Bureau, Planning Commission, Power Division, Finance Division, Fisheries and Livestock Department, as well as a broad range of professionals from International Organizations including IUCN, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, JICA, GIZ, embassies, plus academia, NGOs, the private sector and media representatives. The participants discussed the outcomes and implications of the I&FF assessments and provided feedback on the assessments as well as discussed policy implications of the results.
- Documents from concluding dialogue (zip file) containing agenda, participant list and presentations
- Dialogue report
Stakeholder consultation in Dhaka on 25-26 May 2011
The 2-day stakeholder consultation took place during the conduction of the I&FF assessments, more than 60 representatives of different Ministries, the private sector and NGOs provided input for the finalization of the I&FF assessments. Day 1 of the consultation was dedicated to general questions and the energy sector, Day 2 focused on the sectors agriculture and water.
- Documents from stakeholder consultation (zip file) containing agenda, participant lists, background information & discussion questions
- Media coverage
Mid-term workshop in Dhaka on 20 November 2010
The training on the UNDP investment & financial flows (I&FF) methodology was held in Dhaka on 16-18 November 2009.
More than 60 officials from key line ministries and international organizations were trained on the use of the methodology to conduct I&FF assessments in national key sectors. During the 3-day training also teams were formed to conduct the assessments over the following months and the workplan containing objectives and timelines was crafted.
- Documents from I&FF training (zip file) containing agenda, participant list, presentations and organizational structure of teams
- I&FF Workplan
The National Inter-Ministerial Dialogue was held in Dhaka on 12-13 November 2008.
More than 100 representatives from the Ministries of Environment & Forestry, Energy, Agriculture, Water, Finance, Planning, Food and Disaster Management, Commerce, Industry, Education, Foreign Affairs as well as Civil Society groups gathered to exchange and learn about topics related to climate change, including Adaptation, Mitigation, Finance and Technology Transfer. The participants also discussed matters of special national focus with regards to climate change, particularly adaptation to climate change in the sectors agriculture and water, as well as mitigation of climate change in the energy sector.
- Documents from initial dialogue (zip file) containing agenda, participant list and presentations
- Dialogue report
- Media coverage
National Issues Papers on selected key sectors
On each selected key sector one National Issues Paper was prepared by a national expert, analyzing the relevance of the sector for Bangladesh, main constraints due to climate change / main emissions of CO2, as well as the financial and organizational structure of the sector. Also it analyzed existing plans, strategies and studies that are relevant for the sectors and synthesize priority areas of action to address climate change in the key sector and functioned as an entry point for the I&FF assessment.
- National Issues Paper on energy (mitigation)
- National Issues Paper on agriculture (adaptation)
- National issues paper on water (adaptation)
Although this is not an exhaustive list, the files below show some of the key information that is relevant for the forestry, water and health sectors in Bangladesh.