Dhaka, (7 October) :
Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md. Shahab Uddin said, nature-
based approach is the most effective way to confront the inter-related challenges of pandemic,
biodiversity loss, climate change and achieving sustainable development. Bangladesh has been
putting sincere efforts towards achieving sustainable development goals, placing climate,
nature and development at its heart. Bangladesh has adopted a Green Growth Strategy in its 8th
Five Year Plan and Bangladesh Perspective Plan 2021-2041 to harmonize economic growth
with better environmental sustainability to create a Climate Resilient Nation.
Environment Minister said this joining virtually from his official residence in Dhaka in
the Fourth United Nations Environment Program Session of the Forum of Ministers and
Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific held today at Suwon, Republic of Korea. Environment
and Climate Change Ministers of Asia pacific region delivered speeches in the occasion.
The Environment Ministers said, the government also adopted the Bangladesh Delta
Plan 2100, to achieve a safe, climate-resilient and prosperous delta with a mission to ensure
long term water and food security, economic growth, environmental sustainability and
effectively reducing vulnerability and building resilience to climate change. To reduce GHG
emissions, Bangladesh revised and submitted Enhanced Updated NDCs on 26th August this
year, enhancing both unconditional and conditional contributions with ambitious quantifiable
mitigation targets.
Shahab Uddin said, Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan 2030 finalized by Bangladesh has
duly recognized the co-benefits of maximizing share of renewable energy, enhancing energy
efficiency, giving importance on climate resilient nature based approaches of development and
due consideration on Locally Led Adaptation. The country is also working on implementing its
sectoral policies and action plans, like Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan,
Country Investment Plan on Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, Renewable Energy
Roadmap, Plastic Waste Management Action Plan, etc. He said, to realize the actions at
national level, means of implementation in terms of finance and investment, technology
cooperation and capacity building are fundamental.