Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury yesterday said the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will increase its activities in Bangladesh for the development of the country’s overall environment and forests and to combat climate change.
He said the current government will work closely with UNDP to implement the National Adaptation Plan and the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan in this regard.
The minister made the remarks at a meeting with a delegation, led by UNDP Resident Representative Stephan Liler, at the Bangladesh Secretariat here.
The Environment Minister said the government is keen to work with UNDP to implement waste-free schools and villages program.
He said the two sides will also work together on biodiversity conservation, innovation and research, re-newable energy, technology transfer and capacity building.
Stephan Liler said UNDP will work together in achieving Bangladesh’s sustainable development goals, sensor-based monitoring, wetland conservation and waste management.
Additional Secretary (Development) of the ministry Dr. Fahmida Khanam, UNDP Assistant Resident Representative Prasenjit Chakma, Strategic Communication and Outreach Specialist Kirtijai Pahari, Cli-mate Change Specialist Maliha Muzammil and Program Specialist Arif M Faisal, among others, were present.
Earlier, a delegation of Dhaka Ahsania Mission, led by Mostafizur Rahman, Lead Policy Advisor of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, paid a courtesy call on the minister.
At this time, they discussed ways to reduce tobacco consumption in Bangladesh.