Climate change is the greatest threat to the mankind in the 21st century. The global climate is changing for more rapidly than anticipated earlier. The challenges of climate change are multi-dimensional, multi-sectoral, immediate as well as long term.
Why is Bangladesh vulnerable?
Bangladesh is already facing various climate change impacts and climate related extreme events due to it’s:
- Unique geographic location
- Dominance of flood plains
- Low elevation from the sea
- High population density
- High levels of poverty
- Poor governance
- Overwhelming dependence on nature.
NGO Coordination Council for Climate Change (NC4) has been established to create a common platform for local, national and international organizations working on climate change issues in Bangladesh. Its major areas of intervention are:
- Community Adaption
- Knowledge Sharing and
- Awareness Campaign
- Mainstreaming of Climate Resilient Development
Who are we:
At a time when the whole world is in panic about the impact of global warming, a group of NGOs formed NC4 to safeguard the community people from this disaster. At present NC4 has some 100 partner NGOs working in the coastal belt of Bangladesh.
The present and work with the most vulnerable and the poorest population.
A climate resilient community which can withstand the adverse impact of Climate Change.
Provide a platform to all concerned aiming to learn and disseminate climate change related information and knowledge in order to strengthen the collective efforts of the stakeholders working on climate change issues.
1) Strengthen the capacity of members in dealing with climate change issues.
2) Undertake various initiatives in line with adaption and mitigation.
3) Build broader awareness among the vulnerable communities, stakeholders and actors about the climate change risks, vulnerability and responses.
4) Raise voice of the grassroots people against global climate injustice
5) Cooperate with similar national, regional or international bodies and undertake exchange or visit programmes and participate in their activities.
a) Massive awareness campaign on community adaption.
b) Information collection, sharing and dissemination, including local and indigenous knowledge.
c) Capacity building of partner NGOs.
d) Preparation of user friendly and effective learning and communication materials.
e) Establish a data bank.
f) Advocacy and lobbing on Climate Change at all levels.