Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Climate Change Policy Targets:Resilience / Adaptation
Agency:Disaster Management Bureau
Climate Change Description:

The Disaster Management Vision of the Government of Bangladesh is to reduce the risk of people, especially the poor and the disadvantaged, from the effects of natural, environmental and human induced hazards, to a manageable and acceptable humanitarian level, and to have in place an efficient emergency response system capable of handling large scale disasters.

Climate change adds a new dimension to community risk and vulnerability. Although the magnitude of these changes may appear to be small, they could substantially increase the frequency and intensity of existing climatic events (floods, droughts, cyclones etc). Current indications are that not only will floods and cyclones become more severe, they will also start to occur outside of their “established seasons”. Events, such as drought, may not have previously occurred in some areas and may now be experienced.

Bangladesh’s regulative framework for disaster management provides for the relevant legislative, policy and best practice framework under which the activity of Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management in Bangladesh is managed and implemented. The framework includes:

  1. Disaster Management Act
  2. National Disaster Management Policy
  3. Disaster Management Plans
  4. Standing Orders on Disaster
  5. Guidelines for Government at all Levels (Best Practice Models)

Key climate change adaptation goals of this National Plan are:

  1. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change adaptation
  2. Strengthening Institutional Mechanisms
  3. Empowering At Risk Communities
  4. Expanding Risk Reduction Programming across hazards and sectors

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