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01 Clean Air and Sustainable Environment (CASE) Project (Environment Component)
The overall objective of the project is to catalyze the adaptation of Sustainable Environment Initiatives (SEIs) in key polluting sectors (urban transport and brick making) with a focus to abate air pollution and generate co-benefits through introducing energy efficient technology in brick sector and lay the foundation of introducing mass transit like Bus Rapid Transit in capital Dhaka. The specific objectives of the project are to strengthen capacity to plan, monitor, regulate and implement SEIs in transport and brick making industries, to reduce emissions from the brick making industry, to reduce congestion by improving traffic flows, to lay the foundation for reforming the existing bus operations and to introduce Mass transit such as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in capital Dhaka in line with Strategic Transport Plan (STP) of the government, to provide the institutional and regulatory underpinning for initiating bus sector reform and reduce vehicular emissions, to strengthen the institutional capacity to implement Sustainable Urban Transport (SUT) intervention, and to enhance the capacity to anchor the implementation of various project components.
World Bank April 2009 – June.2014
Technical Project
01 Coastal and Wetland Biodiversity Management at Cox’s Bazar and Hakaluki Haor
The main objective of the project is to establish an innovative system for management of ECAs (Ecological Critical Areas) in Bangladesh that will have a significant and positive impact on the long term viability of the country’s biodiversity resources. The project supports DoE’s effort to operationalize the ECA concept at the two project sites. One of the site is countries biodiversity rich and long coastal area (which includes 3 ECAs namely Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf sea beach, Sonadia island and St. Martin’s island) and the other site is Hakaluki Haor, the largest and most important freshwater wetland in the country. The project is aimed at demonstration of a management system to ensure conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity with the participation of local community members, local government, local administration and other stakeholders. The demonstration will create important opportunities for replication in coastal, freshwater wetlands and other ecosystems throughout the country, including other sites declared as ECAs.
GEF/UNDP April 2002 – June.2010
02 Bangladesh Environmental Institutional Strengthening Project (BEISP)

The overall objective of the project is to increase the capacity for sustainable development in Bangladesh. The overall objective leads to two specific project level objectives:
a) Strengthened capacity of the Department of Environment to implement their Strategic plan; and
b) Strengthened capacity of civil society (including the private sector) for environmental management.

CIDA/GoB April 2006 - September 2010
03 National ODS Phase-out Plan- UNEP Component

The main objective of the project is to provide support in implementation of NOPP for elimination of ODS consumption in Bangladesh in order to meet its Montreal Protocol Obligations. The following are the specific objectives of the project:
i)To build capability of refrigeration servicing technicians through providing training particularly to allow good practice during servicing, providing them with Code of Practiced and to update with the new development of alternatives for ODS refrigerants.
ii) To establish an Operational Certification System to improve the servicing capacity in the refrigeration sector.
iii) To build capability through providing training to customs officers and officers from other enforcement agencies for enforcing the ODS importation legislation and combat illegal trade.
iv) Development and implementation of Communication strategy to raise public awareness through TV, radio and other means.

MLF/UNDP July 2004 - June 2010
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National ODS Phase-out Plan- UNEP Component

Objective of the Project:
i) To enhance capacity of the refrigerant servicing sector in recovery, recycle and retrofit through providing training to technician, supplying necessary machines and pilot retrofit programme.
ii) To enhance capacity of workshops in retrofit of the car air-conditioning through providing training, supplying retrofit kits and pilot retrofit programme.
iii) Dissemination of information and technical know how to the stakeholders of all the relevant sectors using ODS through conducing workshops.
iv) To establish Project Management Unit (PMU) that will be involved in management of National ODS Phase-out Programme and monitoring.

MLF/UNDP July 2005 - June 2012
05 Second National Communication
The project will strengthen the technical and institutional capacity of both Government, non-Government and private national institutions to facilitate the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) to identify climate change concerns in sectoral and ational development priorities with a particular focus on reducing vulnerability in key areas/sectors.
i) Overall : The project will enable GOB to fulfill its voluntary obligations to the UNFCCC and COP to prepare and share its Second National Communication.
ii) Specific : Prepare the Second National Communication of Bangladesh, which will include among others National Circumstances, Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory from different sectors, measures to mitigate climate change and measures to facilitate adequate adaptation to climate change and cross cutting issues.

GEF through UNDP March 2008 - August 2010
06 Fourmulating the National Strategy on Waste Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (3R) for Bangladesh
The overall objective of the project is to formulate a National Strategy on the 3Rs (Waste Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) for Bangladesh to build a " Second Material Recycle Society ".
IGES/UNCRD March 2008 - April 2010
07 Institutional Strengthening for the Phase -out of Ozone Depleting Substances (Phase-V)
Main objective of the Institutional Strengthening for the Phase-out of Ozone Depleting Substances (Phase-V) project is to follow up the activities of the Ozone Cell as constituted within the Department of Environment under Phase-I to function as the focal point for coordination of all activities related to the implementation of the phase-out action plans specified in the Country Programme prepared in 1994 and updated in 2005.
MLF/UNDP July 2008 - June 2010
08 Transition Strategy for the Phase-out of CFC in the Manufacturing of Metered Dose Inhalers in Bangladesh
Main objective of the project is to assist the Government to phase-out CFCs in the manufacturing of MDIs to ensure compliance with Montreal Protocol commitments.The following are the specific objectives of the project:
i) Implementation of conversion projects to phase-out CFC MDIs at Beximco, Acme & Square and Pharmaceuticals. For that Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund approved US$ 2,776,788.00 implemented by UNDP separately.
ii) Regulation for health sector.
iii) Awareness on campaign and capacity building among stakeholders on adoption of CFC free alternatives. Holding seminar / workshop among doctor, nurses and pharmacists for smooth transition.
iv) Design and implement monitoring and verification of Protocols to confirm and report on status of phase-out CFC free alternatives relating to project implementation.
MLF/UNDP October 2004 - June 2010
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Phase-out of CFC Consumption in the Manufacture of Metered Dose Inhaler (MDIs) in Bangladesh

Overall: The objective of this project is phase-out the consumption of 76.3 ODP Tonnes of CFC-11 and CFC-12 used in the manufacture of Metered Dose inhalers (MDIs) in Bangladesh by 2013.
Specific : To phase-out the use of CFC through converting CFC-based MDIs in Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd., The Acme Laboratories; and Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. to HFA based products by providing Technical and Financial assistance under the project.

MLF/UNDP July 2008 - June 2013
10 Phase IV Implementation of Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia
In March 1998, senior government officials and experts form South Asia met and agreed to draft a Declaration for prevention of transboundary air pollution. In April 1998, the Environment Ministers discussed and adopted what is known today as the Malé Declaration. In addition to the Declaration, environment ministries in each of the countries have also nominated National Implementing Agencies (NIA). Through a process of mutual consultation, the Declaration also calls for the continuation of this process in phases, to formulate and implement national and regional action plans and protocols based on a fuller understanding of transboundary air pollution issues.
The overall objective of this agreement is to implement Phase IV of the Malé Declaration. The purpose of Phase IV is to focus on assisting the member countries including Bangladesh of the Malé Declaration in the reduction of air pollutants. Phase IV will continue to assist the member countries enhance their regional cooperation, monitoring, and impact assessment; strengthen the initiatives started in the first three phases and to initiate new ones.
UNEP RRC-AP/SIDA July 2009- September 2012
11 Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles
- Preparing an action plan to reduce the sulfur level in diesel fuels to 500ppm in the intermediate step, and to 50ppm in the long term will be developed. the action plan will also include timelines and identify lead implementing agencies responsible for implementation;
- Recommend vehicle and vehicles emission standards;
- Recommend a "National Fuel Economic Policy";
- National sensitization on the health and environmental benefits of air quality standard and for low sulfur fuels and clean vehicles.
UNEP Novermber 2009 - December 2010

Completed Projects:

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Preparation of Initial National Communication in response to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) The main objective of this project was enable the country to update the previous results, fill in gaps, and enhance its scientific and technical capacity. To enable the country to fulfill its commitments and obligations as required by Articles 4.1 and 12.1of the UNFCCC, Specially the preparation and the reporting of its initial national communication as required by Article12.1 (a), and (c) the convention, this project was implemented. USAID & GEF July 2000 - Dec 2002