"Communities within Bangladesh have been working with nature for many years to adapt to climatic impacts and there is a rich body of knowledge on how to implement Nature-based Solutions."
Stakeholder Engagement (LHE) on the “Economic Recovery Potential (ERP) of Nature-based Solutions (NbS)” hosted by GED, Bangladesh Planning Commission and ICCCAD on 21 April 2022
This stakeholder engagement in the form of LHE is a follow-up event of the previous LHE to showcase the work progress made on NbS as well we to share a concept of linking NbS with economic recovery. This event created an opportunity to hear from the policymakers’ perspectives to explore the policy influencing options regarding the NbS and economy.
Dr. Md. Kawser Ahmed Member (Secretary), GED was the Chief Guest of the session. Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director, ICCCAD was the Session Chair. Dr. Haseeb Irfanullah, NbS Expert, made a presentation on the concept of NbS and the progress so far after the LHE in 2020, as well as shared findings on the ERP and NbS from the three case studies from Bangladesh.
The event was attended by the government officials from Bangladesh Planning Commission as well as other relevant ministries and departments along with NGOs to have an open discussion regarding the consideration of all major aspects of NbS-Economic Recovery Potential (ERP) linkage, ways to overcome the challenges and suggestions to make the study useful for our policy making. Dr. Ahmed mentioned that “To have the better science-policy interface, another discussion should be happened as a follow-up of this session by inviting representatives from diverse sectors, such as – fisheries, agriculture, water development etc.”