Bangladesh has prepared this Implementation Roadmap for the Nationally
Determined Contribution (NDC) to manage growing emissions without compromising the required
development and to allow Bangladesh to play its role in global efforts to limit temperature rise to
two degrees or preferably 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

Countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are central to the Paris Agreement that was
reached in December 2015. They set out each country’s approach to becoming a low carbon and
climate resilient economy, as well as how this will be coordinated, managed, tracked and financed.
Countries submitted their intended NDCs (known as INDCs) in advance of the Paris Climate
Conference. Bangladesh submitted its INDC to the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change (UNFCCC) in September 2015. Countries are now encouraged to ratify the Paris
Agreement and to implement their NDCs. Bangladesh ratified the Paris Agreement on 21 September
2016 and its NDC can now be found on the UNFCCC’s interim NDC Registry

The implementation of Bangladesh’s NDC builds on and supports existing action that the
Government of Bangladesh is taking on climate change, as well as on other key non-climate related
strategies and plans. Before considering NDC implementation in more depth, it is helpful to first
consider how NDC implementation fits with wider government policy. Indeed, it is helpful not to
think of NDC implementation as a wholly climate change-focused and separate process, but instead
as a vital component of delivering sustainable and low carbon growth in Bangladesh and meeting a
wider raft of objectives and priorities, including energy access, economic growth, productivity,
poverty reduction and improved quality of life. In this sense they link closely to the UN’s Sustainable
Development Goals