CLIMATE PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT: BUDGET REPORT 2017-18

The report is intended to bring to light the share of climate spending subsumed in total public expenditure and draw the attention of wider stakeholders to the Government’s commitment to address the issues arising from the adverse impacts of climate change. The analyses presented in the report are also meant to give them a fair idea about the distribution of climate spending across six thematic areas set out in Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP). The present report with its limited coverage will pave the way for presenting a comprehensive report using more robust methodology in the next fiscal year.

The report extends its coverage to five big spending ministries which include the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education and Local Government Division of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, and climate relevant lead ministry, the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The report provides analysis on climate relevant budget data during the period from FY 2014-15 to FY 2017-18.