In Bangladesh, climate change threatens to jeopardize socio-economic development in Bangladesh. According to a national assessment of investment and financial flows (I&FF) completed in October 2011, about US$ 64 billion is needed through to 2030 for Bangladesh to implement priority actions to:

  • Reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from the energy sector, and
  • Adapt to the impacts of climate change in the agriculture and water sectors.

The project was carried out as part of a larger IF&F initiative "Capacity Development for Policy Makers to Address Climate Change" (2008-2012) supported by UNDP, the UN Foundation, and the Governments of Norway, Finland and Switzerland.

The objective of th project was to better understand the magnitude of funds needed to tackle climate change now and in the long term by helping developing countries undertake assessments of investment and financial flows (I&FF).