Bangladesh climate plan gives mixed message for gas

Bangladesh urgently needs to solve its gas and power supply problems, but its plans to reduce emissions under the Paris agreement appear to prioritise coal over gas Bangladesh urgently needs to solve its gas and power supply problems, but its plans to reduce emissions under the Paris agreement appear to prioritise coal over gas.
By Peter Stewart 16 November 2016 0 24383
Offshore Resolute jack-up rig offshore Bangladesh. The country is facing a crisis in gas supply. (Seadrill)

Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable of all heavily populated countries to global warming because extensive areas of the country lie close to sea level. Located on the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh is on the flood plain of several major rivers that drain from the Himalayas, which increases its vulnerability to extreme weather events such as the recurrent seasonal cyclones. If sea levels rise, it will be more affected than any other country barring the Small Island Developing States.

Bangladesh estimates it will need $40 billion...

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