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Geospatial multi-criteria analysis for identifying high priority clean energy investment opportunities: A case study on land-use conflict in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a globally important emerging economy with rapidly increasing energy demand. The Bangladeshi government's primary capacity expansion plan is to install 13.3 GW of new coal by 2021, including the 1.3 GW Rampal coal power plant to be developed in the Sundarbans. Inadequate geospatial and economic information on clean energy investment opportunities are often a significant barrier for policy makers. Our study helps fill this gap by applying a new method to assess energy investment opportunities, with focus on understanding land-use conflicts, particularly important in this context.. Read more


Observed trends in temperature and rainfall in Bangladesh using pre-whitening approach

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  • 2019

Understanding the trend of temperature and rainfall is of prime importance for climate change related research. This research aims to identify the trends of temperature and rainfall for the last 50 years (1966–2015) for Bangladesh. To detect the trends, the non-parametric Mann–Kendall test in combination with a trend-free pre-whitening approach for correcting the time series to eliminate the.. Read More

Livelihood exposure to climatic stresses in the north-eastern floodplains of Bangladesh

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  • 2018

In this paper, we seek to better understand the temporal and spatial aspects of climatic stress on local resource production systems and resource-use behaviors by including the perspectives of resource-dependent communities. Field research was conducted over a nine-month period in the remote north-eastern floodplain communities of Bangladesh, considered one of the most climate-vulnerable, least developed.. Read More

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Are remittances a source of finance for private adaptation strategy? Evidence from a natural experiment in the Cyclon e Sidr hit regions of southern Bangladesh

We model household responses to storm protection actions in an endogenous risk framework and then test the predictions based on a recently concluded survey from southern Bangladesh hit by the category-5 Cyclone-Sidrin 2007. Households decide on the margin how to finance private adaptive expenditures and foreign remittances come into play a pivotal role in shaping.. Read More


Bangladesh is likely to be one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. This paper discusses the possible impacts of climate change in coastal zone of Bangladesh through tropical cyclones, storm surges, coastal erosion and sea level rise. The possible increase in cyclone frequency in the Bay of Bengal, lying south.. Read More

Asian journal of science and technology

DNA fingerprinting at farm level maps rice biodiversity across Bangladesh and reveals regional varietal preferences

Abstract The development, dissemination, and adoption of improved rice varieties are imperative for global food and nutritional security. Knowledge of the crop’s distribution across agro-ecologies is important for impact assessment studies, varietal replacement strategies, and the development and implementation of agricultural policies. Bangladesh is the world’s 4th largest rice producer. Though traditional varieties (TVs) are abundant.. Read More

The Causal Relationship between Government Spending and Environmental Quality: The Case for Bangladesh

Abstract Government spending plays an important role in the development of a country. However, amidst such development, the environment is often overlooked, resulting in the deterioration of air quality and depletion of resources. Our study aims to investigate the possible relationship between government spending and environmental quality in Bangladesh over a period of 1976 –.. Read More


Natural hazards and internal migration: The role of transient versus permanent shocks

Abstract: We analyse internal migration triggered by natural disasters in Bangladesh. We conducted a survey in nine coastal districts and two major cities in Bangladesh to investigate whether floods and cyclones, which can be considered as transient shocks, affect interregional migration differently compared to riverbank erosion that causes loss of lands and thus generates shocks.. Read More

Impact of Climate Change on Soil Salinity: A Remote Sensing Based Investigation in Coastal Bangladesh

Abstract: Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to sea level rise due to the climate change. Soil salinity is one of the potential threat to the coastal ecosystem and agriculture which might hinder the country’s future food security. Conventional field-based soil salinity monitoring over vast region may not be cost and time efficient… Read More

IEEE Xplore Digital Library


Abstract The Study sought to analysis the trends of fund flow of Climate Change Trust Fund, a national window of climate financing in Bangladesh. The main objectives of this study are to analysis the enactment of Climate Change Trust Fund with its fiduciary management and activities of nine years and identify the utilization gaps of.. Read More

Analysis of stormwater runoff for a selected catchment of eastern Dhaka using hydrologic model

Abstract: Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and one of the world’s rapidly growing megacities, faces the recurring phenomena of urban flooding and waterlogging following intense rainfall nearly every year. The water level of the Brahmaputra and rainfall and runoff from the entire Brahmaputra Basin mainly influence the process of river floods in and around the.. Read More