The Second Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Work Programme for Bangladesh on Loss and Damage: Issues and Context was held on 30 June 2012 at BRAC Inn, Dhaka. Mr. Monowar Islam, Additional Secretary and Director General, Department of Environment presided over the workshop as the Chief Guest, while Dr Ainun Nishat, Vice Chancellor, BRAC University, presided over the inaugural session of the workshop and also moderated the technical session.
The workshop covered 5 presentations on the key themes of the loss and damage in the context of climate change. All the presentations were followed by detailed follow-up discussions in the next sections. There was a fair representation of Government, NGO, researchers, academicians and specialists at the workshop and the participants discussed a diverse range of issues related to loss and damage in the context of climate change. The ultimate aim of this work shop was to obtain feedback and comments for developing a Work Programme on Loss and Damage for Bangladesh and LDCs.
It is worth mentioning that the Decision 1/CP.16 of the Cancun Agreement of the UNFCCC decided to establish a Work Programme which will be finalized at the COP18 of the UNFCCC to be held in Doha, Qatar. To facilitate LDCs concerned with this Work Programme, Bangladesh, with the support from CDKN, initiated a project which is now being implemented by IIED, Germanwatch, United Nations University and Munich Re. Two national institutions, namely the Center for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD) and BRAC University are also involved in the implementation of local level project activities.