Inception Workshop on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)
The Ministry of Environment and Forests held an Inception Workshop on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) on Sunday, the 25th of January, 2015 at the Surma Conference Hall of the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. Mr. Anwar Hossain Manju, Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests attended the event as the Chief Guest. The Ministry of Environment and Forests is currently working with Nature Conservation Management (NACOM) and RICARDO-AEA funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) to produce an INDC for Bangladesh.
Hon'Ble Minister of Environment, Mr. Anwar Hossain Manju during his speech
The purpose of the Inception Workshop was to introduce the concept of INDC to the stakeholder community within Bangladesh and gather their feedback and input on the process. As this will become an integral national document, it was necessary to understand what key stakeholders both government and non-government had to say on the issue. The workshop was successful in its goals. Approximately eighty key stakeholders attended the workshop which prompted an excellent discussion on the INDC for Bangladesh and what we should aim for. One of main points mentioned was that while designing the INDC it is imperative to understand and keep in mind our national development priorities. The Ministry of Environment and Forests will continue with further consultations with stakeholders so that Bangladesh is able to produce an ambitious INDC to be submitted at the COP 21 in Paris later this year.
Inception Workshop Participants
Mr. Nurul Quadir, Deputy Secretary, MoEF, During the question answer and discussion session
Mr. Chris Dodwell of Ricardo-AEA during his presentation