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Bangladesh National Action Plan for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants


The expected outcomes of Bangladesh's National Action Plan on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) are to identify and implement the most cost­effective pathways for large-scale implementation of SLCP mitigation measures. It aims to identify and implement further actions within the years 2010 and 2040. The objectives include: 

  • To strengthen and secure the national SLCP planning process started through the first phase of the national SLCP planning process in 2014
  • To update estimates of the major SLCP source sectors using the latest available data
  • To review the emission reduction potential of measures to reduce SLCP-related emissions from major source sectors
  • To recommend a set of priority measures that could, if implemented, achieve large SLCP­related emission reductions
  • To identify the pathways for implementation of the priority measures in context of current plans and activities in Bangladesh
  • To develop and implement an effective process for monitoring and evaluation of SLCP­related activities and mitigation, and the level of implementation of the measure recommended in this plan.

11 priority mitigation measures were included in Bangladesh’s National SLCP Plan, six of which target major black carbon sources, and five of which target major methane sources. The full implementation of the National SLCP Plan would reduce black carbon emissions by 40% in 2030 compared to a business as usual scenario, and reduce methane emissions by 17%. These actions would also simultaneously reduce emissions of other pollutants, resulting in an estimated avoided 9000 premature deaths in 2030 from reduced air pollution exposure.