The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved two project proposals from the Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) with a total funding of $80 million to combat the adverse effects of climate change in Bangladesh. The first project, “Resilient Homestead and Livelihood Support to the Vulnerable Coastal People of Bangladesh,” will receive $50 million over five years. It aims to develop climate-resilient housing, and livelihood technologies, and raise awareness among over 362,475 vulnerable people in seven coastal districts.
The second project, “Extended Community Climate Change Project-Drought,” will receive $30 million over four years to increase resilience in drought-prone areas by implementing water infrastructure, drought-adaptive cropping patterns, and planting drought-tolerant crop varieties, benefiting over 215,000 people in three northwestern districts. The GCF, established in 2010, supports low-emission and climate-resilient projects in developing countries. PKSF has previously implemented two GCF-funded projects.