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Planning exceptionalism?: political economy of climate resilient development in Bangladesh

Underpinning the new approach was the recognition that climate change posed a serious threat to Bangladesh's desire to become a middle income country by 2021i. Central to the post 2007 efforts was the formulation by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) of its Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) and a National Climate Change Trust Fund. An Act of Parliament passed in 2010 then established a donor funded Bangladesh Climate Resilient Fund (BCRF) formerly known as the Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF), and the Climate Change Unit housed in the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). This report refers these planning collectively as post Sidr planning. This planning process has received considerable national and international attention for two reasons. First, that the planning will determine the sustainability of development potential of the most climate vulnerable country. Second, that Bangladesh is linked to and plays a vital role in international climate change diplomacy and politics.

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