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Sluggish growth of renewables threatens Bangladesh’s clean-energy goals

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Mongabay

Bangladesh, a country of some 180 million people, has one of the smallest carbon footprints in the world. Its emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement are similarly modest: 5% by 2030 from the business-as-usual scenario, or 10% with assistance from the international community. But even these goals, known as its nationally determined contribution (NDC), may be out of reach as the development of renewable energy in the country lags. Most of the country’s emissions come from the energy sector, so to reduce emissions, the country plans to boost the share of renewable energy in the gri…

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