Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Bangladesh
This factsheet breaks down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Bangladesh in 2012 by sector, emissions trends, how they relate to its gross domestic product (GDP) and the country’s mitigation strategies.
Bangladesh emitted 190 million metric tons (MtCO2e) in 2012, with the agriculture industry contributing nearly 40 percent to overall emissions. Bangladesh's emissions increased 59 percent from 1990 to 2012, with an annual average rate of change of 2 percent.
The Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan identifies improving transportation sector energy consumption as a priority since its share of emissions is growing faster than any other sector; although the agriculture industry is the leading emitter of greenhouse gases primarily due to rice production, enteric fermentation, manure and poultry litter management.
Bangladesh aims to develop from a low income economy to the first stages of a middle income economy by 2021. However, emissions relative to GDP remain well over double the world average and there remains great potential to further reduce carbon intensity. Climate change mitigation targets and plans are outlined in the factsheet.
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