Co-learning and Experience Sharing Workshop with Media

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:30

A session to share experience with the media was organized by C3ER, BRAC University on 18th July 2017 at BRAC Inn, Mohakhali, Dhaka. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus and Adviser of the Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University. Mr. Tanvir Mahmud, IBP Manager, Governance Expert,  PROKAS Programme, British Council; joined along with twenty three (23) media personnel from different media. The overall aim of the workshop was to sensitize the media and get feedback regarding climate change finance, so that they can act as key stakeholder in their respective sectors. In that aspect the meeting was successful. In order to assist the developing countries in mitigating and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change, financial resources are being mobilized globally through shared platforms as well as public climate finance commitments by developed countries under the UNFCCC. According to Global Landscape of Climate Finance (2014) published by Climate Policy Initiative, in 2013, annual global climate finance flows totaled approximately USD 331 billion. According to the report, climate finance flows were split almost equally between developed (OECD) and developing (non- OECD) countries, USD 164 billion and USD 165 billion respectively. Being one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world, Bangladesh is actively investing in the field of climate change. The Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) outlines a framework for climate change investments in the country. Though Bangladesh receives fund in the sector through various internal and external channels, there are still scopes for introducing an established and widely-accepted monitoring mechanism that can ensure transparency and accountability. To understand the extent and type of support that is being made available to proceed for action on climate-resilient development and to comprehend how the support is corresponding to the needs, and whether the financial resources are being spent productively, it is important to monitor the finance mechanism holistically and in details.