Bangladesh planned to Implement Climate change adaptation
Projects its risky Islands and Riverine chars
Mr. A H M Mustafa Kamal, Finance Minister of Bangladesh, said, to deal with the adverse effects of Climate change adaptation projects will implement in the islands and chars to tackle climate change effects of that’s areas. In addition, will take strategies to control foreign invasive plants to save our environment.
He highlighted this government’s plan in his proposed budget speech for the FY 2021-2022 in the Bangladesh National Parliament (Jatiya Sangsad).
Therefore, in the proposed budget, Tk.1,223 crore has been proposed to allocate for the environment and forest and climate change sectors which are 15.2% more than the revised allocation of the FY 2019-2020. (1crore = 10 million and Tk.85 = US$1 approx.)
The Finance Minister said in his budget speech, to take adaptive action on climate-risky small islands and riverine chars a project is also in the process of being approved.
The name of the project is ‘Adaptation initiative for a climate-vulnerable offshore small island and riverine char lands in Bangladesh’.
Besides, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – UNFCCC policy, as part of the national greenhouse gas inventory creation and updating activities a project named ‘Bangladesh: First Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC’ is underway.
The Finance Minister said in his budget speech, A ‘Red List Index’ of 1000 plant species will be listed and Management strategies will be determined in five selected areas of the country to control foreign invasive plant species.
The name of the project to be implemented is ‘Developing Bangladesh National Red List of Plants and Developing Invasive Plant Species Management Strategy for Selected Areas’.
He said, to deal with the risks of climate change, climate policies, plans, and strategies have been incorporated into government budget management through a project named Inclusion of Financing in Government Expenditure Management.
He added, the budget structure of climate change of 25 ministries has been included in this process. Besides, the BANGLADESH CLIMATE FISCAL FRAMEWORK adopted in 2014 has been updated in 2020 and increased its scope.
He said the activities of 16 full-time airborne monitoring centers have been conducted in other divisional and industrial cities of the country including Dhaka.
He further said, to reduce noise pollution, the area adjacent to the Bangladesh Secretariat has been declared a horn-free area.