Environment and Energy

Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change. The loss of biodiversity, a rising sea level, devastating cyclones, and frequent floods and droughts are linked to the rise in global temperatures. The poor are disproportionately affected by these disasters, and lack access to crucial resources to adapt to emerging environmental threats.

Our Goals

Bangladesh has been investing in adaptive measures and creative solutions to make communities more environmentally resilient. UNDP’s support to the Government of Bangladesh emphasizes pro-poor development which will have a sustainable impact. This is done by helping the country to better control its greenhouse gas emissions, manage its natural resources, become more energy efficient and cope with climate change. UNDP ensures that sustainable environmental management lies at the heart of national policies and development planning.

Helping Bangladesh tackle climate change

Bangladesh has been identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as one of the countries most vulnerable to rising sea levels and frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. UNDP is working with the government in tackling these issues. more

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Our Stories

The coastal afforestation project rehabilitates the poorest families displaced by extreme weather events. Photo: UNDP Bangladesh / Kawser Ahmed

Bangladesh's 'green wall' fights global climate change

Five years ago, on the night of November 15, a cyclone ripped through Bangladesh’s coast killing more than 3,000 people and leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.more 

The brickmaking technology introduced by UNDP reduces carbon emissions by 40% compared to traditional brick factories. Photo: UNDP Bangladesh

Cleaner bricks lay foundation for green economy

Fourteen years ago Razia Bewa`s husband passed away, as a 30-year old widow with 4 daughters, she was not prepared for what life had in store for her.more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • GREEN Brick (Improving Kiln Efficiency in Brick Making Industry)

    This project is designed to remove barriers to the widespread adoption of energy efficient kilns (specialised ovens for brick making).more 

  • Development of Sustainable Renewable Energy Power Generation

    The objective of the Project is to reduce the annual growth rate of GHG emissions from the fossil fuel-based power generation by exploiting Bangladesh’s renewable energy resources for electricity generation. The basic approach of the Project will be to promote renewable energy in Bangladesh through the recently established Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA).more 

  • Third National Communication to the UNFCCC

    The project will enable the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GOB) to prepare and submit its Third National Communication (TNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The activities of the TNC formulation project are a continuation and an update of the work undertaken by Bangladesh in preparing its Initial and Second National Communication, which were submitted to the CoP of the UNFCCC in 2002 and 2012 respectively.more 

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