Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)
About the Organisation:
Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) is a non-profit, non-political organization committed to sustainable socio-economic development, conservation of natural resources, use of clean energy and protection of the environment through action research and implementation of specific activities.
BEDS exists to address and solve integrated environmental and socio-economic problems. It has been working on: issues arising from global warming and sea level rise; preparedness to respond to natural hazards; mobilising communities to eradicate unplanned and unsustainable over-harvesting and use of natural resources; bringing together different stakeholders to stop the extinction of rare species of flora and fauna; preserving Sundarbans biodiversity loss; minimising the adverse impact on the eco-system due to accelerated human population growth; opposing human rights violations; and promoting gender equity. In addition, BEDS works to improve socio-economic conditions for the most vulnerable communities by focusing on food crises, farming, fisheries, education, health and nutrition and unemployment.
Climate Science / IPCC
Impacts and vulnerability
Disaster risk reduction
Forestry (LULUCF, REDD)
Industrial gases (HFCs etc)
Legal Mechanisms (compliance)
International financial institutions (e.g. GEF, ECAs)