White Paper on Energy, Disaster, Climate Change: Sustainability and Just Transitions in Bangladesh

Joyashree Roy, Sheikh Tawhidul Islam, Indrajit Pal


This year is ‘Mujib Year’- a year-long celebratory year of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary. Father of the nation of Bangladesh put people first and for whose sake he dreamt of building a Golden Bengal “Sonar Bangla”, a concept resembles very closely the long-term Sustainable Development pathway for humanity as a whole.

This white paper is prepared to serve as guide for the decision makers in the context of Bangladesh, who look for quick understanding and solution around energy sector and the link of it with new technologies, sustainable development, disasters and climate change, need and areas of targeted capital investment and overall sensitive policy intervention points. This article is meant for presenting some quick take home messages for policy makers, project developers and funding agencies. This has been prepared from the findings of the deep dive scientific research studies presented in fourteen scientific peer reviewed articles written by the subject experts and compiled in this volume 1 of the Bangabandhu Chair Special Issue of the International Energy Journal.

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