BANGLADESH CLIMATE CHANGE DATA REPORT
Assessment and Gap Analysis of Climate Resources and Datasets
Inputs to World Bank’s Climate Change Development Report
Under the 2016 landmark Paris Climate Agreement, 174 countries and the European Union committed to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to keep the global average temperature rise below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. However, according to the 2018 Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report, global efforts to limit emissions consistent with 2-degree warming are not on track. At the upcoming 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in November, also known as COP26, countries will be asked to share the action and increased ambition they plan to tackle climate change. With this context, the proposed assignment aims to conduct an extensive country-specific desk review on development and climate change, which will serve as a basis to inform future engagement on long-term strategies, NDC updates, and help to identify gaps where further deep-dive studies may be needed. All of this is expected to serve as inputs to the planned annual country specific Climate Change Development Report (CCDR) that the World Bank is preparing for Bangladesh.
The PRI assignment entailed carrying out a comprehensive review of existing research, data and reporting on various climate-related trends, policy actions and challenges at a macro-economic, sub-national and sectoral level. The key objective of the assignment was to take stock of what data exists and to identify key gaps that need to be rapidly addressed.