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25 August, 2017 00:00 00 AM
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Speakers seek govt support to promote Eco-Village Dev

UNB

Dhaka: Speakers at a workshop on Thursday sought the government’s policy and cooperation to promote Eco-Village Development to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), reports UNB. The government should adopt Eco-Village Development as one of their core strategies of low carbon development and to ensure the long term socio-economic development, they said in a workshop titled “Evidence Based Advocacy for Low Carbon, Pro-Poor Sustainable Eco-Village Development (EVD). COAST trust organised the workshop at its conference room in the city.
Dr. Atiq Rahaman of BCAS (Bangladesh Center for Advance Studies) and Salima Jahan, Member Policy Research SREDA (Renewable Energy Development Authority of Power & Energy ministry attended the workshop as experts. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of EquityBD, Santosh Patnaik of CANSA (Climate Action Network South Asia), Lykke Valentin, Project Coordinator, EVD Project, DIB-Denmark, Shailendra Yashwant Kharat, Consultant, India and Mahmudul Hasan of Grammeen Shakti presented their key notes on Eco-Village concept.
In his key note presentation, Santosh Patnaik said the concept Eco-Village Development is affordable for communities which helps poverty reduction and also reducing carbon emission.
The eco-village included the simple solution of implementing solar energy, improve stove, rain water harvesting and organic or non-pesticide agriculture through community participation in the countries, he said.
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury said Bangladesh is facing huge climatic hazard causing livelihood and asset loss. “The context requires both mitigation and adaptation strategies and action for sustainable development in our country that support through eco-village development concept.”
Mahmudul Hasan said Eco-village is very relevant and commensurate with government’s “One house-One Farm” project. This project can be included the solar energy process, bio-gas and organic pesticide for agriculture that will support poor people and families for poverty alleviation with sustainable development ultimately, he said.

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