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Title: Issues in developing a mitigation strategy for Bangladesh

Abstract

Bangladesh, it is by now well-known, is at the receiving end, in the literal sense of the term, of the global climate change and its potential impacts. She contributes very little to the current global emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). The Emission Inventory under the present umbrella project, Bangladesh Climate Change Study (BCCS), has found that her annual emission of carbon has been only 3.99 mn metric tons per year. An earlier study arrived at exactly the same figure. The figures for estimated release of methane is far less firm. The estimated methane emission in 1990 could be anywhere between 1 million and 6 million metric tons. In any case the total emission is unlikely to be more than one-half of one percent of the global total. On the other hand, however, she faces specter of widespread and more frequent floods, more frequent droughts, cyclones and above all sea-level rise (SLR) which may inundate a substantial part of the country all of these bringing in immeasurable misery and destitution and loss of income, employment and growth. One would expect that in such a situation, Bangladesh`s basic concern should be to prepare an appropriate adaptation strategy. This is already a majormore » policy concern of the Government. There is, however, an increasing realization that Bangladesh should as well emphasize an appropriate mitigation strategy (MS). There may be at least three reasons why this should be so. The first is that she is a signatory of the Framework Convention on Climate Change. The second is that in the medium, if not short term she expects major growth due to a developing economy. Third is that Bangladesh depends primarily on fossil fuel imports for energy, and will become a larger source with further development.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
484392
Report Number(s):
LBNL-39686; CONF-9611151-
ON: DE97003750; TRN: 97:002478-0021
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International workshop on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies and measures, Beijing (China), 12-15 Nov 1996; Other Information: PBD: [1996]; Related Information: Is Part Of International workshop on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies and measures: Proceedings; PB: 630 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GREENHOUSE GASES; MITIGATION; PLANNING; CARBON DIOXIDE; BANGLADESH; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS

Citation Formats

Asaduzzaman, M. Issues in developing a mitigation strategy for Bangladesh. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Asaduzzaman, M. Issues in developing a mitigation strategy for Bangladesh. United States.
Asaduzzaman, M. Tue . "Issues in developing a mitigation strategy for Bangladesh". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/484392.
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abstractNote = {Bangladesh, it is by now well-known, is at the receiving end, in the literal sense of the term, of the global climate change and its potential impacts. She contributes very little to the current global emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). The Emission Inventory under the present umbrella project, Bangladesh Climate Change Study (BCCS), has found that her annual emission of carbon has been only 3.99 mn metric tons per year. An earlier study arrived at exactly the same figure. The figures for estimated release of methane is far less firm. The estimated methane emission in 1990 could be anywhere between 1 million and 6 million metric tons. In any case the total emission is unlikely to be more than one-half of one percent of the global total. On the other hand, however, she faces specter of widespread and more frequent floods, more frequent droughts, cyclones and above all sea-level rise (SLR) which may inundate a substantial part of the country all of these bringing in immeasurable misery and destitution and loss of income, employment and growth. One would expect that in such a situation, Bangladesh`s basic concern should be to prepare an appropriate adaptation strategy. This is already a major policy concern of the Government. There is, however, an increasing realization that Bangladesh should as well emphasize an appropriate mitigation strategy (MS). There may be at least three reasons why this should be so. The first is that she is a signatory of the Framework Convention on Climate Change. The second is that in the medium, if not short term she expects major growth due to a developing economy. Third is that Bangladesh depends primarily on fossil fuel imports for energy, and will become a larger source with further development.},
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