The Government of Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Programme jointly launched the update Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) at the 26th edition of the Conference of Parties (COP).

The event, being held in Scotland’s Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, is a meet of the relevant parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The targets set in the updated NDC, unveiled in the country’s pavilion, is to reduce emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) by 27.65Mt or 6.7% below Business as Usual (BAU) emission in an unconditional scenario.

The emissions will be cut down by an additional 61.9 Mt by 2030 or 15.12% below BAU emissions in an unconditional scenario, which is subject to additional international support.

The minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Md. Shahab Uddin M.P, State Minister and Secretary were present among other senior officials of relevant ministries during the launching.

The total estimated costs of the mitigation actions are US$ 176 billion over ten years (2021-2030).

For unconditional contribution, US$ 32.28 billion will be needed for the implementation. About US$ 143.7 billion will be needed for the implementation of conditional contribution.

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