Departmentment of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Forests
Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
As a pioneer initiative of the government to combat climate change the Climate Change Cellwas established in the Department of Environment (DoE), Bangladesh in 2004 under the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP). On successful completion of its first phase, the second phase started in 2010 under CDMP II with “Support to the Department of Environment’s Climate Change Cell, Bangladesh” project.
The objectives of this project are to enhance the technical capacity of DoE in supporting the Government in climate change related policy and programme development, to integrate climate change considerations into existing development interventions and to support the Government in its role in coordination and negotiation efforts.
The mandated work of the Cell is to prepare technical papers for the MoEF to support international negotiations, prepare documentary on climate change vulnerable sectors of Bangladesh; publish quarterly online newsletters, formulate climate change mainstreaming guidelines, develop sectoral training modules etc. Major on-going studies under this project/Cell include: Study on sea level rise impact in the coastal zone of Bangladesh; sectoral vulnerability and financial need assessment in Fisheries and Livestock sector and in biodiversity and marine ecosystem of Bangladesh. Development of an updated and web enabled Climate Change Database is under process. A Climate Change Knowledge Network (CCKN) was established which is active in dissemination of research findings of the Cell as well as other line agencies on climate change issue.
Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) first prepared in 2008, modified and approved by the Government in 2009 with wide consultation with Government and non government sector, community based organization, development partners, experts, academia etc. BCCSAP- 2009 is a one of the first landmark document among the developing countries.
Bangladesh Government has prepared National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) in 2005 to address immediate and urgent adaptation needs. NAPA has been well received by the international community. NAPA was updated in 2009 and the updated NAPA has identified 38 adaptation measures of which 16 have been further developed for implementation by different ministries and departments.
The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) held the sixth part of its second session from 20-25 October 2014 in Bonn, Germany. Bangladesh deligation actively participated the conference.. more...
Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2014 The fortieth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 40) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 40), as well as the June session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) are taking place from 4-15 June 2014 in Bonn, Germany. Two high-level ministerial events under the Kyoto Protocol and the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action were held on 5 and 6 June.......more...
Online Climate Database: A Step towards better Management of the Climate Change Knowledge in Bangladesh Climate Change Cell is known as “Resource Center” of Bangladesh Government for climate change data, information, awareness building materials, research reports and other publications. Easily accessible climate change data and information are more than important to conduct research and to influence the policies, investments and after all climate resilient development. ..... more...