RECOMMENDATION

The oversight visits carried out by Climate Parliament Bangladesh with local governments, stakeholders’ youth, affected people brought up a number of eye-opening facts Different recommendations have been collected from the National Level Dialogue session and Climate Talk Programme.

Key Focus Area

  • Environments are badly affected by climate change. We have to promote alternative livelihood to the vulnerable people.
  • Mangrove forestation around these embankments would work both as buffers during natural calamities like cyclones and surges, while also working as carbon sinks.
  • Joint task force should be to monitor disbursement of the government’s climate budget and climate financed projects.

Water

  • Rainwater harvesting for saline prone area.
  • Management of flood and river erosion.
  • Improve water treatment methods and distribution in rural areas.
  • Monitoring water services and intervention.
  • Create embankments high and wide enough to sustain in times of natural disasters.
  • Engaging communities and CSOs in monitoring of construction and maintenance of embankments establishing local level monitoring, involving civil societies and communities, to ensure transparent delivery of incentives.

Agriculture

  • Promote climate resilient agriculture practices, use of drought tolerant crops and saline resistant crops and floating garden in the coastal areas are also very effective techniques to grow vegetables and fruits Improve rangeland management for livestock grazing and fodder production.
  • Surface water storage for irrigation.
  • Solar irrigation system development for the Charland farmers.
  • Providing livelihood support for example improved goat and cow breads appropriate chicken raising techniques and provide appropriate training facilities for dairy farm products like cheese, milk, butter etc.

Renewable Energy

  • Ensuring renewable energy targets and global climate agreements are well reflected in sectoral policies and action plan Involving local and national authorities that commit to increasing energy efficiency and using renewable energy sources.
  • Major carbon emitting countries to rehabilitate climate migrants-displaced from the homes and livelihood due to climate change.
  • Affordable and clean energy (SDG7) Sustainable cities and communities (SDG11) and air quality-related good health (SDG3) all relate strongly to Climate action (SOG13) An integrated perspective will reveal the synergies across various dimensions of sustainability to design effective regulations.
  • Promoting innovating solution for renewable energy for example solar agricultural pump solar min grid at community level rooftop solar Ensuring national level support to promote renewable energy and favorable investment climate.
  • Use the space on the embankments for installing solar panels and wind turbines to produce electricity for the nearby off-grid areas, and the national grid.
    Bangladesh needs to attain “Energy Security in the coming years relying less on import of primary fuel- oil gas/LNG coal even electricity imports from neighboring countries. It essentially requires embarking on Solar and Wind energy as much as possible.
  • We have to be very conscious about not wasting energy.
  • Ensuring national level support to promote renewable energy and favorable investment climate.
  • Burning of fossil fuel not only emits Co2 but various other nitrogen and surfer gases including particle matters. Need to stop it as air pollution is alarming Polluted air a silent killer-more dangerous than COVID-19.
  • Our next Power Sector Master Plan (PSMP) must promote RE relying less on Fossil fuel.
  • RE technologies are being upgraded every day white becoming cheaper day by day. We need to take this advantage.
  • Modern RE technologies have an opportunity to attain sustainable development while making the economy green and clean. The old assumption has gone that argued that countries should be allowed to emit if they want to attain economic development.
  • Promote biomass energy among the rural areas and Clean Cooking Stoves. Using a railway platform roof for solar panels.

Youth Development

  • To integrate more young people in change activities throughout the country is very much needed.
  • To create a platform where the rural young people can also improvise by modern facilities and work for climate change awareness.
  • Ensuring youth participation in decision making process in addressing climate change issues.
  • The developed countries should mobilize required adaptation funds for the developing countries as grants, but not loans Moreover, the developed countries mobilize climate change funds that can be invested in climate change adaptation activities as well as green innovations led by young people.

Women Empowerment

  • Ensuring that men and women have equal access to talk about climate finance, climate action etc.
  • Making the study of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, financial an- entrepreneurship issues, as well as education, arts and the humanities, equally inclusive and attractive for both boys and girls in the vulnerable areas. Campaigning and raising awareness among young men and women about climate change impacts.
  • Encouraging more women to take part in such discussion levels, Implementation of gender policies with effective monitoring is important to address the misery of women and girls in climate action.

Health

  • Policy makers and political actors need to reforms health care to address vulnerable populations.
  • The free treatment for children, pregnant women and the elderly is important.
  • Health Center should be close to the community and transportation system should be available all time.