Environmental Laws in Bangladesh

9461 Words Apr 10th, 2008 38 Pages
1. INTRODUCTION

Bangladesh is one of the least developed countries with a low resource base, a burgeoning population with a very low land-man ratio, often threatened by both natural & anthropogenic stresses. The vast majority of the population lives almost exclusively on the natural resource base. This resource base is under serious threat and environmental planning is essential for the survival with dignity for Bangladesh’s over 115 million people & for sustainability of the echo system.
Like all other nations of the world Bangladesh also acted to the global call for the protection and conservation of natural environment & ecology. Industrial development significantly contributes towards economic growth of a country. It brings along
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This reflects the GOB’s increasing commitment to reorient policies and action in line with the new environmental perspective. In addition a force have been made to adjust the Governments institutional structures in order to direct more attention towards environmental issues. Most recently this restructuring has included the establishment of a department of environment (DOE) with broader mandate for environmental management and which come under the ministry of environment and forest and an environment and safety division within the Governments oil and gas corporation, Petrobangla.

Industrial development significantly contributes towards economic growth of a country. It brings along with it a host of environmental problem too. Bangladesh responds to the global call for the protection and conservation of natural environment and ecology. It is increasingly being recognized in Bangladesh, as in other parts of the world, that for development to be meaningful and sustainable over a longer period, environmental concerns must be integrated into all development activities. Further specific environmental actions are also required for a better future development path.

Attraction of sophisticated and high yielding technologies has overpowered rationality in many instances.
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