CBACC-CF wins international award

Oct 23, 2013

CBACC-CF has received the “Runner Up” award for the “Solution Search: Adapting to a Changing Climate”.Photo: UNDP Bangladesh.

​The Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation (CBACC-CF) project in Bangladesh (Implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Forest and funded by GEF/LDCF, SDC, Embassy of the Netherlands and UNDP) has received the “Runner Up” award for the “Solution Search: Adapting to a Changing Climate” contest sponsored by Rare and The Nature Conservancy.

Susan Ruffo, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Brett Jenks, President and CEO of Rare; Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy attended the award giving ceremony with finalists, academicians and researchers in Washington D.C on 23 October 2013.

“Being involved in the climate change negotiations at the international level, it is really a good feeling to see actual progress on the ground. The solutions indicate that adaptation to climate change is a local phenomenon that requires international cooperation” said Dr. Spencer Thomas, Grenada’s Energy Economist and Ambassador, Special Envoy for Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Solution Search judge.

This innovative contest sought local solutions on how communities are adapting to their changing environments. The contest received more than 85 entries from 37 countries around the world.