Coastal Development Partnership

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In Quest of a Sustainable Low Carbon Bangladesh

In quest of a sustainable low carbon Bangladesh

The adoption of United Nations General Assembly Resolution “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on “Financing for Development”; the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Adoption of the Paris Agreement by the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are indicating that Global Development Paradigm has started a transformational journey involving all the countries of the world including Bangladesh towards Sustainable Climate Resilient Low-Carbon Pathway. The Paris Agreement urges all nations to undertake progressively ambitious efforts towards a low carbon future through “Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)”. The Article 2 of the Paris Agreement calls for a paradigm shift of the economic development away from its dependency on fossil fuels and energy intensive systems both at global and national level. A Sustainable Climate Resilient Low-Carbon Development Pathway is anticipated to guide the policy regime for the gradual transformation of the existing carbon dependent social-economic development paradigm 'til 2030.



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Climate Governance For Low Carbon Development

Climate Governance For Low Carbon Development

Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in its twenty-first session adopted the Paris Climate Agreement. The decisions (Decision 1/CP.21) have recognized climate change as an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet and thus requires the widest possible cooperation by all countries. This recognition expects effective and appropriate global climate governance by the participation of all countries to accelerate the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions to hold the rising global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. The term “Low-emissions Development Strategies” was first introduced in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in 2008. In 2009, the Copenhagen Accord have recognized that “low-emission development strategies are indispensable to sustainable development”. In 2010, the Cancun Agreements also proposed that low-carbon development strategies (LCDS) is requisite to sustainable development and LCDS should be mandatory for developed countries and encouraged for developing countries. The Cancun Agreements encouraged “developing countries to develop low carbon development strategies or plans in the context of sustainable development” as part of their national mitigation action. The Paris Agreement brings all nations into a shared vision to undertake progressively ambitious efforts to transform the world towards a sustainable low carbon future. The Paris Agreement requires all Parties to put forward their best efforts through “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs).



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Doha Climate Graveyard: A Southern reflection of the Climate Change Negotiations at Doha and Beyond

Doha Climate Graveyard

A reflection on the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 18) in Doha by S Jahangir Hasan Masum, Executive Director of Coastal Development Partnership. A critical review on the outcome of Doha Conference.


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Rapid & Participatory Policy Analysis (RAPA)

Rapid & Participatory Policy Analysis (RAPA)

Human society progresses through its policies and decisions. Shaping public policy is a complex and multifaceted process that involves the interplay of numerous individuals and interest groups. People have significant knowledge and experience that can add meaningful contribution to the public policy process. The objective of the Rapid & Participatory Policy Analysis (RAPA) Toolkit is not generating intellectual debate, rather to assist activists or interested people to quickly understand about the formation & impact of public policy decisions and identify stages of policy development structure, mechanisms & processes. Policy is a living document, so you can start analysis anytime to transform a good policy into better policy. It is better to make a bad start than to make no start.

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Battling the Twin Crises of the 21st Century & Stories of Community Resilience in Asia Pacific

Battling the Twin Crises

World is still facing a major problem of volatile food prices. Over the years, farmers and communities have been bombarded with the corporate propaganda that agriculture can only be developed and food security be ensured by following the corporate model of agricultural development, relying on markets, synthetic agrochemicals and biotechnology. The corporate agriculture feeds only 30% of the world’s population but virtually controls the total global trade and investment in food and agriculture.

The publication was supported by Asia Pacific Research Network.



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