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1. Climate Change, Environmental Justice & Conservation (Climate ECO)

 Program Of Coastal Bangladesh CDP The Climate Change, Environmental Justice & Conservation (Climate ECO) Program Unit addresses both root causes and associated barriers linked with the Climate Change & environment through effective and active participation of the poor, socially excluded & most vulnerable communities. It aims to increase capacity of the poor people to cope with the effects of climate change, reduce the risks of natural disasters and increase their resilience. The Climate ECO Program focuses on the process and seeking ways to involve the community in planning, decision-making and implementing adaptation actions to address immediate climate change vulnerabilities.



The Climate ECO Program focuses on the process and seeking ways to involve the community in planning, decision-making and implementing adaptation actions to address immediate climate change vulnerabilities.

Climate ECO Program Unit is specialized on the following themes:

a) Climate Change Knowledge Management & Environmental Monitoring

b) Pro-poor Climate Governance & Policy Advocacy

c) Protecting Productive Land & Wetlands from Climate Risks

d) Climate change responsive Integrated Water Resources Management

e) Poor People’s Access to Natural Resources for Climate Change Risk Reduction

f) Climate Change Responsive Capacity Building for Grassroots NGOs

g) Mapping Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation& Mitigation Practices

Followings are the projects implemented by CDP under the Climate ECO Program unit:

1. People’s Empowerment for Addressing Climate Justice and Environmental Justice (PEACE)

“People’s Empowerment for Addressing Climate Justice and Environmental Justice (PEACE)” is a long-term community-driven & ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change program of the CDP with the financial and technical support by the Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED).

The PEACE programme is one of the pioneer effort in Bangladesh to undertake a comprehensive bottomup planning process on climate adaptation starting from village level, directly guided by the most vulnerable groups (extreme poor, marginalized groups, specially women & indigenous people) within the community and are in line with national climate change policy goals and strategies. The PEACE process is as important as the results because it ensures active involvement.

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2. Advocacy for Conservation of Bio-diversity in the Sundarban Reserved Forest of Bangladesh

Global Green grants Funds in collaboration with the Tides Foundation, USA, provided financial support for the project during 2001-2003, 2007.

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3. Reviewing IWRM in Perspective of People’s Wisdom

A Participatory Action Research supported by ‘Water for People’s Network (WPN), Philippines,2007.

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4. People’s Alternative Water Resource Management, Bangladesh Case Study on TRM

People's Initiative to Solve Water logging (Coastal River Basin Management) in the Southwest Coastal Region of Bangladesh Supported by WPN, Philippines, 2007

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5. Conservation of Coastal Wetland in Southwest Region of Bangladesh

The project has been implemented during 2005 to 2006 by the support of the Small Grants for Wetlands Programme, Netherlands Committee for IUCN, The Netherlands.

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6. Awareness Creation among the shrimp Farmers

Awareness Creation among the shrimp Farmers on socially responsive and environment friendly shrimp culture in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh: The project was implemented by the support of World Fish Center in 2006.

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7. Contributions to Operationalizing UNFCCC, CBD and UNCCD

BOTH ENDS, the Netherlands, support the project. The objective of the project is the adaptation to climate change, the combat against land degradation, and biodiversity conservation (and synergies between them), 2005

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8. Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change (RVCC)

The project was implemented Funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through CARE Bangladesh during 2003-2005.

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9. The Sundarban Bio-diversity Conservation Project Watch Group (SBCP-Watch Group)

CDP with the financial support from Action Aid Bangladesh had formed the SBCP Watch Group to critically review and monitor the implementation of the SBCP project of ADB. As a consequence of the criticism of the people and media campaign by SBCP-Watch Group, ADB suspended the project in September 2003. The project was later cancelled in January 2005.

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10. Conservation of Aquatic Biodiversity in the tidal wetlands


The project was implemented in 2002 by the support of Rufford Small Grant (RSG) of the Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation, London, UK.

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11. Save Sundarban: Ensuring Peoples' Livelihood through Rights to Natural Resources


Funded by ActionAid Bangladesh in 2001, the project conducts a holistic campaign at local, national and international levels, for conserving bio-diversity and to ensure the culture and livelihood opportunities of the poor people traditionally dependant on forest related occupations.

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12. Rice Diversity and Production in the Southwest of Bangladesh


The three-year project funded by DFID through PETRRA project of IRRI & BRRI was accomplished during 2001-2003 and ended successfully on March 31, 2004.

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