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CLIMATE-RESILIENT LOW EMISSION DEVELOPMENT IN BANGLADESH
EC-LEDS provides targeted technical
assistance that meets the needs of the
partner country Two examples of working
areas within the EC-LEDS-Bangladesh
partnership are meeting growing energy
demands and improving land-use
MEETING GROWING ENERGY
For Bangladesh, developing and deploying
renewable energy plays a key role in
meeting the growing electricity demand,
reducing reliance on imported fuel, and
decreasing GHG emissions from burning
fossil fuels.The country has identified wind
power as one of the most promising ways
to meet its renewable energy goals.
The EC-LEDS program is focusing on
reducing barriers to commercial wind
development in Bangladesh. U.S. experts
are partnering with Bangladesh for wind
resource data collection, assessment, and
Joint activities include:
. Conducting renewable energy
analysis to identify and overcome
technical and financial barriers to
. Installing and operating
meteorological equipment to collect
accurate, consistent wind data that
are sufficiently rigorous for the
. Developing a comprehensive wind
resource map of the country that will
reduce uncertainty, promoting wind
development and enabling private
In Bangladesh, a trend toward
urbanization, the threat of flooding due to
rising sea levels, and competing needs of
food production and forest conservation,
underscores the need for comprehensive
land-use planning. EC-LEDS is helping
Bangladesh make science-informed
decisions to improve management of the
EC-LEDS activities include:
. Building expertise in collecting and
archiving GHG inventory data in
the agriculture, forestry and land-
use sectors, providing a foundation
for managing and monitoring these
. Developing in-country capacity for
forest-cover mapping using remote-
sensing technologies (such as satellite
and radar) to create a national forest
inventory that assists with forest
. Identifying strategies to boost
economic efficiency and reduce
emissions in the agriculture sector by
promoting best practices in fertilizer
and water use.
For more information:
U S. Department of State
Office of Global Change
USAID Office of Global
ENHANCING CAPACITY FOR LOW EMISSION DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
EC-LEDS is managed by the U.S Agency for
International Development (USAID) and U.S.
Department of State with support from the
U S. Department of Energy U S. Environmental
Protection Agency U S. Department of Agriculture,
and U.S. Forest Service.
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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/m1/2/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.