Status of NAPA Implementation in Bangladesh Least Developed Countries Expert Group stocktaking meeting on NAPA preparation and implementation Bangkok, Thailand 3-5 September 2007 Mirza Shawkat Ali
Status of NAPA Implementation • Bangladesh submitted her NAPA in Nov. 2005 to UNFCCC • Consultation Meeting with all the stakeholders (SWG) to implement NAPA • A Team was formed to develop project proposal from identified NAPA priority projects • Two Project Proposals (PIF) was prepared by Department of Environment/Ministry of Environment and Forests in collaboration with UNDP, Bangladesh and was submitted to GEF for approval. • Inception workshop planned in Dhaka, Bangladesh in mid-October 2007.
Project Identification Form (PIF) - 1 • Project Title: Strengthening adaptive capacities to address climate change threats on sustainable development strategies for coastal communities in Bangladesh • GEF IA: UNDP • Project Executing Agency: Department of Forest, Ministry for Environment and Forest (MOEF) • Project Duration: 4 years • GEF Focal Area: Climate Change – Adaptation • GEF Operational Program: LDCF • Approval Status: Approved by GEF.
Goal, Objectives & Outcomes • The Goal of the project is to reduce vulnerability of coastal communities to impacts of climate change, including variability. • The Objective of the project is to improve the resilience of coastal populations, settlements, and ecosystems in areas exposed to coastal hazards.
Goal, Objectives & Outcomes(Cont..) • The anticipated project Outcomes in support of the objective, • Climate risk reduction interventions implemented. • Capacity to address emerging hazards and risk reduction at the national and community level enhanced. • Existing and proposed national policies revised to increase robustness to climate change risks on coastal communities.
Project Identification Form (PIF) - 2 • Project Title: Comprehensive Climate Change Adaptation Capacity Building for Sustainable Development in Bangladesh • Executing Agency: Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Forests. • Duration: 2006-2010 • GEF Focal Area: Climate change • GEF Operational Program: SCCF
Status of NAPA Implementation • WB Country Director visited DoE last week to discuss, how WB can help Bangladesh to implement Investment projects. • Recently Bangladesh has formed a committee to develop a long term Climate Change Policy and Action Plan. • DFID is expected to provide substantial amount of fund to implement comprehensive Climate Change Activities in Bangladesh, which will include priority NAPA Implementation Projects.
Mainstreaming Adaptation into National Development Planning • Introduction of Climate Change screening criteria into the Project Proposal document; i.e. what will be the impact of Climate Change on the project, in other words, whether the project is climate resilient. • Ministry of Environment and Forests has already requested the NAPA SWG to prepare project proposal and look for funding from National or International sources, through their own mechanism • Generic Country Framework for Climate Resilient Development developed.
Mainstreaming CC • We have identified Focal Point & Alternate Focal Points at relevant Ministries and Organizations, and has organized several 3 day long training programs on Climate Change. More than 100 Focal Points and govt. officials and NGO representatives have been trained. • Institutional Road Map for Climate Impact Prediction Modeling