Bangladesh

Background and priorities

Bangladesh joined P4G as a country partner in 2019. 

In 2019, Bangladesh was the world’s seventh fastest growing economy with the rate of 7.3% annual growth. It has the ambitious vision of becoming a middle income country by 2021. As Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Nations Forum, Bangladesh advocates for a resilient recovery with key priorities areas that include the protection of human rights, strengthening partnerships and increasing access to electricity through renewable energy deployment. 

There are deep synergies between P4G partnerships and Bangladesh’s national and global priorities. Improving clean and dependable water is one of the country’s environmental and social priorities. The Clean Water for All partnership provides an innovative and financially sustainable solution to improve access to safe water for marginalized communities facing contamination issues because of natural disasters and climate change.

The readymade garment sector is one of the country’s most important sectors representing 85% of the country’s exports. Mainstreaming sustainability and gender equity to this industry and incorporating strong circular economy into it provides a large economic and environmental benefits to Bangladesh. In collaboration with P4G, Bangladesh will accelerate partnerships like the Circular Fashion Partnership that is catalyzing the textile fiber recycling and production market in the country to deliver long-lasting environmental and social impacts.  

P4G will work with Bangladesh's high-level national committee for implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals.
 

Population 161 million

Country Priorities and Plans:

Climate Policy

We value the approach P4G brings to co-creating and accelerating partnerships addressing important sustainability issues in Bangladesh. Ensuring sustainability and resilience in important sectors in textiles and the circular economy is key to Bangladesh achieving our Sustainable Development Goals and climate objectives.

Shahriar Alam, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh

Country Representatives and Main Contacts

Shahriar Alam

Board of Directors

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Country News & Events

Country Partnerships

FINISH Mondial
The Women’s Livelihood Bond™
Sustainable Future for Textile Factories
Energy Efficiency Alliance for Industry (E2 Alliance)
Clean Water for All
Circular Fashion Partnership