NAP Expo 2024: Bangladesh showcases climate adaptation success

Staff Reporter

Published: April 9, 2024, 11:40 PM

NAP Expo 2024: Bangladesh showcases climate adaptation success

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Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Saber Hossain Chowdhury, unveiled plans for NAP Expo 2024 Bangladesh, aiming to spotlight the nation‍‍`s achievements in climate adaptation. Scheduled for April 22-25 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), the conference seeks to foster discussions on various countries‍‍` efforts to combat the impacts of climate change.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is slated to inaugurate the event on April 22, with participants set to engage in mutual learning sessions covering diverse adaptation activities.

During his address at a meeting held at the Secretariat, Minister Chowdhury outlined the Expo‍‍`s agenda, encompassing topics such as rainwater harvesting, climate-resilient seeds, and infrastructure projects like cyclone shelters and roads. The event will also showcase Bangladesh‍‍`s rich history and cultural heritage to international delegates, offering insights into foreign adaptation initiatives.

The Expo will feature displays from multiple government ministries, including Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Water Resources, and Agriculture, as well as contributions from local government bodies and development partners such as UNFCCC and UNDP. Representatives from 114 countries are expected to attend, with the event organized in collaboration with UNFCCC and managed by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG).

Key officials from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, including Additional Secretaries and the Director General of the Directorate of Environment, were present at the meeting to discuss preparations for the upcoming conference.

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