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This document summarizes key action points which will reflect Gobeshona Conference 2020’s theme “Research into Action”. All actions were collected from the sessions from day 1 and addressed key points from the various topics covered by session hosts and presenters.

SESSION 01: WATERAID on Water Security and Climate Change

● Engagement: More harmony between intergovernmental and intragovernmental organisations required to reduce increased groundwater pollution which have rendered drinking water not drinkable and caused fishing to be a problem
● Action: Using cloud-based data management, schematic diagram and drone operations to identify ponds for potable drinking water.
● Action: recommendations from the community is to re-excavate ponds and use of PSF in coastal areas and to create a multi stakeholder platform to address declining groundwater issues.

SESSION 02: ACTIONAID on Circular Economy: Addressing poverty and exclusion for Climate Justice

● Policy: Policies should focus on producing less waste that can benefit local actors and the global economy.
● Action: waste management should get more focus to ensure circular economy that will benefit the economy, businesses and society by reducing or reusing materials to increase sustainability.
● Action: Fast fashion industries must work on reducing waste to create circular economy with multiple actors.

SESSION 03: UN WOMEN on Gender Responsive Resilience

● Concept/Engagement: Women-led climate centres; women and children must come forward in the conversation on climate change.
● Engagement/Policy: Use of media communication which include women; government’s involvement in such sectors are imperative to achieving this goal.
● Action: More research on the Role of men and women working together to ensure equal rights in patriarchal culture.

SESSION 04: IDCOL on Renewable Energy in Climate Mitigation; Bangladesh Perspective

● Policy: High tariffs, scarcity of land, lack of harmony between government policies preventing implementation of renewable energy despite the availability of funds
● Policy: Imposition of policies not always reliable; example: electricity connection given only if solar panels are installed in buildings.
● Action: reduction of GHGs must be done through improved Energy Efficiency, use of Renewable Energy, and Energy conservation

SESSION 05: CONCERN WORLDWIDE on Climate Resilient Livelihoods
for the extreme poor people living in the context of coastal and char

● Policy: As the extreme poor are most vulnerable to Climate Change, adaptive social
protection measures should be taken to ensure disaster risk reduction.
● Engagement: Ensure community led solutions; prepare National 5 Year Plan using
community and grassroots actor’s visions
● Action: Identify the sources of livelihood of the ultra-poor and implement graduation
programs and financial inclusion to empower women and youth in vulnerable regions.

SESSION 06: Role of BRAC in addressing Climate Change

● Action: Holistic approach required to eliminate extreme poverty; intervention required in
terms of WASH, Health, Nutrition.
● Policy: Urban-planning for making human settlements and cities safe, resilient and
sustainable; social protection must be given to rural-urban migrants who are affected by
climate change
● Policy: Countries must revise Nationally Determined Contributions that caters to the changes
required for the next ten years.

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