Bangladesh Achieving Green Growth: From a Shared Vision to Action

On June 13th, 2024, stakeholders from the public and private sectors, academia, and research institutions gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh for an engagement event that explored actionable pathways to sustainable growth in Bangladesh and featured the launch of the flagship report, Framework for Implementing Green Growth in Bangladesh -2023.  

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The reportpartially funded by the KGGTF as part of its Year 9 grant, Strategic Green Growth Transitions in Bangladesh: Toward a post-COVID recovery, highlights that balancing economic prosperity with environmental compliance, benefits and protection—can be a strong and sustainable driver of growth. The framework proposes nine key policy directions that aim to achieve three overarching objectives: effective environmental governance and energy transition, new engines and skills for green growth, and a just transition to a resilient, green, and healthy society. 

Abdoulaye Seck, Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan, chaired the engagement event that included chief guest Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,  along with special guests Md. Shahiduzzaman Sarker, State Minister of Planning, and Nahim Razzaq, Member of Parliament.



Richard Damania, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Practice Group, gave the keynote speech and moderated two lively panels on what green growth means in practice, and how green skills and education can be a growth driver for Bangladesh.

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Presentations on the creation of green jobs and skills, which lie at the heart of Bangladesh’s green growth journey, was a particular focus of the event as green skill development and education are crucial for Bangladesh's sustainable development and climate change mitigation.

The presentations also highlighted how boosting foundational green skills development, adopting green technologies and innovations, and strengthening systems-level capacity of green jobs can unlock new avenues for green economic potential for Bangladesh. Putting policy to practice, fellows from PostPro TalentLab, presented the potential of the postproduction industry for green skills development in Bangladesh, while operational modules on drones showcased how innovative green technologies can provide solutions in climate smart agriculture and environment.  




Grant: Strategic Green Growth Transitions in Bangladesh: Toward a post-COVID recovery

Grant Year: Year 9 (2021)

TTL: Eun Joo Allison Yi, Senior Environmental Specialist