Bangladesh

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Climate Change Country Profile

Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries and has one of the fastest growing economies. It is also one of the most vulnerable to natural hazards, including cyclones, storm surge, floods, earthquakes, and landslides. Long-term impacts from rising sea levels and global temperature could displace millions of people along Bangladesh’s vulnerable coastline. At the same time, Bangladesh’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have nearly doubled from 2008 to 2018. In order for Bangladesh to meet its rising energy demand, maintain its economic growth, and address emissions and local air pollution, it is critical to diversify the country's energy sector with sustainable and secure resources. Improved resilience to immediate and future climate risks is essential to Bangladesh’s development.

Date 
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:30pm

Last updated: April 23, 2021