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National Sustainable Development Strategy, Bangladesh

Published in 2013 by
  • Government of the People Republic of Bangladesh (Government / public sector)

Type of document: Policy and legislation

he National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) has been prepared to meet the
formidable environmental challenges that Bangladesh faces in the way to development. The
challenges arise when the country’s development efforts and made without proper recognition of consequential environmental impacts which lead to degraded agro-ecosystem, rivers and wetlands, coastal environment and urban environment, degradation and depletion of ground water , etc.

Further information

A draft NSDS was prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest with support from United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and was placed before the Cabinet Committee meeting on 14 September 2009 for approval. After threadbare discussion the committee decided that NSDS would be updated with recent data and information and modified in light of the relevant government documents including the Election Manifesto of the present government, MDGs, PRSP, Perspective Plan and 6th Five Year Plan. The task of updating and modification of NSDS was entrusted to the General Economics Division of the Planning Commission