Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world and becoming even more so as a result of climate change. For Bangladesh, changing climate is expected to result in increasingly frequent and severe tropical cyclones, heavier and more erratic rainfall, melting of the Himalayan glaciers, sea level rise, warmer and more humid weather.
These impacts could increasingly harm agriculture and drinking water, and cause increased river bank erosion and saltwater intrusion.
The goal of CDKN’s work programme is to assist in shaping national climate compatible development plans into tangible activities and to mobilise climate finance to carry these out. We do this by providing evidence and strengthening institutions.
CDKN has contributed to an ‘enabling environment’ for the Government of Bangladesh to implement its climate change strategy and action plan, to adapt to and to also mitigate climate change impacts.