Climate, Environment and Biodiversity
In recent years, Bangladesh has recorded substantial economic growth averaging 6%. If climate science forecasts prove correct, however, its development progress could be reversed in the medium by a rising sea level in the Bay of Bengal resulting in a loss of more than a tenth of the national land surface and an internal migration of up to 30 million people by 2050.
The overall objective here is to make particularly vulnerable population groups, infrastructure and economic sectors in Bangladesh more adaptable to the risks of climate change. The application of improved instruments, methods and knowledge products strengthen the climate-resilient and participatory planning of investment projects in Bangladesh. The Planning Commission (PC) will be assisted in planning investment projects for climate resilience and linking national and local spatial and development planning more closely by four fields of activity:
The provided services take place in field of activity 4 and beyond: contribution to the regular climate impact assessment procedure for infrastructure investment projects through setting up of a spatial planning information system (PLIS).
This includes 5 packages:
The PLIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS) including a database of past investment projects and a web-based platform for new applications. It integrates all spatial and non-spatial data necessary for decision making and monitoring of all investment projects.