Bangladesh has an ambitious climate plan. A $2 billion loan could give it a start2 min read 24 Aug 2020, 10:00 AM IST
The money would fund its Delta Plan 2100, an ambitious project that will require additional funds
Recognizing the immense challenge it faces, the Bangladesh government approved the Delta Plan in 2018
Low-lying Bangladesh—home to 160 million people and the world’s largest river delta system—is particularly vulnerable to climate change as rainfall patterns are disrupted and sea levels rise. Floods in July and August, for example, affected at least 5 million people and put as much as a third of the delta region underwater, according to the country’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.