SLCP action plan

National Action Plan for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

2020 - 2040



Bangladesh's SLCP plan identifies cost-effective pathways and 11 priority implementation measures to drive down SLCP emissions by 2040. Its goal is to strengthen national SLCP planning and increase understanding of current emissions and reduction potential.

It sets the following targets:

  1. To curb methane emissions that can cut emissions by up to 17-24% by 2030 and up to 25-36% by 2040. 

  2. To reduce black carbon pollution by 40% in 2030 compared to a business-as-usual scenario. 


To achieve its goal, this plan takes measures in the following sectors:

Household Energy

  • Replace traditional biomass cookstoves and through using clean burning fuel.


  • Eliminate open burning of MSW by either constructing landfills to accommodate solid waste or treating solid waste through composting/recycling/anaerobic digestion; and
  • Establish sewerage system and establish municipal wastewater plant in major urban centers.


  • Replace traditional brick kilns with improved brick kilns.


  •  Replace traditional rice parboiling units with improved ones.


  • Reduce open burning of agricultural residue;
  • Promote intermittent aeration of continuously flooded rice paddies;
  • Control of methane emissions from livestock through farm-scale digestion of cattle and poultry manure; and
  • Changing livestock diet to reduce enteric fermentation.


  • Encourage motor gasoline to CNG/LPG conversion for vehicles; and
  • Eliminate high-emitting vehicles by phasing out pre-Euro engines in diesel-run vehicles. 

Oil and Gas

  • Reduce leakage from natural gas transmission and digestion systems;
  • Promote recovery and utilization of vented associated gas; and
  • Control fugitive emissions/leakage from natural gas plants.

Type of policy

SLCP action plan



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