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Bangladesh: country environmental analysis

Bangladesh’s steady economic growth has created many environmental challenges, particularly in urban and industrialized areas. The Country Environmental Analysis for Bangladesh underpins complex linkages between poverty, growth and environmental management. The report identifies three significant areas that need priority attention: (i) urban and indoor air pollution threats to human health; (ii) treatment of urban and industrial sewage in Dhaka; and (iii) the continuous decline of capture fisheries. The negative impacts of these environmental issues are costly to the poor and the economy alike: they are estimated at more than 4% of GDP in this report.