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EMISSION DEVELOPMENT IN
Bangladesh and EC-LEDS are working together
to reduce barriers to commercial-scale wind
power deployment in the country.
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
QUICK FACT: Due to an increase
in electricity demand without the
corresponding growth in supply a serious
shortage has emerged, with only 60
percent of Bangladesh's population having
access to electricity during hot summer
time, the country's cities are
rapidly growing and the demand
for energy is increasing at a
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
Through the Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-
LEDS) program, Bangladesh has partnered with the United States to help build
technical capacity to refine and implement its LEDS.The collaboration focuses
on the following areas:
. Develop a national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory system
. Build capacity for economic and emissions modeling and analysis
. Promote clean energy, particularly wind power
. Advance climate-smart agricultural practices
. Improve the management of Bangladesh's forests, wetlands, and biodiversity
Bangladesh Ministry of Power; Energy and Mineral Resources.
ENHANCING CAPACITY FOR LOW EMISSION DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
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Watson, A.; Sandor, D. & Butheau, M. Climate-Resilient Low Emission Development in Bangladesh (Fact Sheet), report, November 1, 2013; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc866170/m1/1/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.