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Bangladesh: Environment Protection

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 57709, tabled on 14 December 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to build climate resilience in Bangladesh.

Answered on

19 December 2016

DFID is supporting climate resilience in Bangladesh in line with the Government’s manifesto commitment to work to prevent climate change and assist the poorest in adapting.

Current programmes are, for example, improving infrastructure and developing early warning systems to handle extreme weather. Since 2010/11 DFID has supported more than 2 million people in Bangladesh with improved access to clean energy. Bangladesh was one of the first countries to benefit from the international Green Climate Fund, with a $40 million project for climate resilient infrastructure.

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