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The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has reached a major milestone in contributing to the global goal of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) by holding an inception workshop and officially launching the Bangladesh National UN-REDD Programme on 3 August 2016.

The UN-REDD Programme has been supporting nationally led REDD+ initiatives in 64 developing countries.  Among developing countries, Bangladesh has recently been playing a significant promising role by taking concrete measures to combat global climate change in line with its signed promises under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). The country joined the UN-REDD global family as a partner country in 2010.

As part of the country’s progressive measures, the UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme has brought together the United Nations specialized agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the GoB’s nodal ministry, i.e. the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), to build the capacities required to formulate and implement Bangladesh’s national REDD+ strategy. 

For more information, please find Press Release:Inception Workshop of the UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme

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