Bangladesh is widely considered to be one of the nations most threatened by climate change. With two-thirds of the country less than 20 feet above sea level, the intrusion of salt into freshwater wells, frequent flooding, and the displacement of people from their homes is an ongoing threat. At the same time, the country’s cities are rapidly growing, and the demand for energy is increasing at a corresponding rate.
To manage the rapid growth of the country’s cities while mitigating the impacts of climate change, the government of Bangladesh is working to create an actionable low emission development strategy (LEDS). Its LEDS is outlined in the country’s Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (CCSAP), which details how Bangladesh will integrate climate-resilient low emission growth into its broader economic growth framework.
Last updated: January 24, 2014