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Trend analysis of climate change in Chittagong Station in Bangladesh

  • Roy, et al.
  • 2016

The amount of rainfall received over an area is an important factor in assessing availability of water to meet various demands for agriculture, industry, irrigation, generation of hydroelectricity and other human activities. Over the study period of recent 30 years, trend values of monsoon average rainfall in Chittagong have increased. This paper has measured the correlation coefficients between rainfall and time for Chittagong, where correlation coefficient for Chittagong is positive. In order to check the strength of linear relationship between rainfall and time, P-value has been measured... Read more

The design and adoption of green banking framework for environment protection: Lessons from Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of Bangladesh and a forerunner in pursuing environment-friendly banking, designed a structured three-phase Green Banking Guideline and instructed the scheduled banks to implement it by 2013. This paper aims to present a comprehensive picture about where the country stands in terms of adopting green banking practices. Examining 42 of total.. Read More

The Transparency Provisions in The Paris Agreement

This Legal Working Paper focuses on a key aspect of the outcomes of the Paris Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): transparency. Part 1 outlines the features of the transparency-related provisions of the new Paris Agreement – Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the Transparency Frameworks, the Global Stocktake, and the.. Read More


Water Governance in Bangladesh: An Evaluation of Institutional and Political Context

Water crises are often crises of governance. To address interrelated issues of securing access to sustainable sources of safe water for the world’s populations, scholar and practitioners have suggested fostering improved modes of water governance that support the implementation of integrated water resource management (IWRM). Recently, implementation of an IWRM approach was announced as a.. Read More

Climate change impacts and potential benefits of heat-tolerant maize in South Asia

Maize is grown by millions of smallholder farmers in South Asia (SA) under diverse environments. The crop is grown in different seasons in a year with varying exposure to weather extremes, including high temperatures at critical growth stages which are expected to increase with climate change. This study assesses the impact of current and future.. Read More


Systematic assessment of the availability and utilization potential of biomass in Bangladesh

Following the global trend of industrial growth, Bangladesh aims towards significant industrial expansion, which is associated with increased energy consumption. Current energy generation in Bangladesh is highly dependent on fossil fuels. However, increasing energy demands, stringent regulations on fossil fuel-based emissions, and concerns related to national energy-security make it imperative to search for alternative energy.. Read More

Structural approaches to modeling the impact of climate change and adaptation technologies on crop yields and food security

Achieving and maintaining global food security is challenged by changes in population, income, and climate, among other drivers. Assessing these threats and weighing possible solutions requires a robust multidisciplinary approach. One such approach integrates biophysical modeling with economic modeling to explore the combined effects of climate stresses and future socioeconomic trends, thus providing a more.. Read More


Climate Change and Livelihood Adaptation Strategies of Farmers in Northern Bangladesh

The increasing vulnerability to climate change and possibilities of livelihood adaptation in Bangladesh is a great concern for its inhabitants. The most vulnerable groups within Bangladesh are the poor and marginalized farmers living in climate change-prone areas. Northern Bangladesh is a plain and farmers face severe flood in rainy season and drought in summer. They.. Read More

Monitoring of metal pollution in waterways across Bangladesh and ecological and public health implications of pollution

Using innovative artificial mussels technology for the first time, this study detected eight heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, U, Zn) on a regular basis in waterways across Bangladesh (Chittagong, Dhaka and Khulna). Three heavy metals, viz. Co, Cr and Hg were always below the instrumental detection levels in all the sites during.. Read More

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Disaster risk reduction

This week the world passed a benchmark when the 56th country submitted documents of ratification for the global climate change agreement that was signed in Paris in December 2015[1]. This was a significant step and raises the likelihood that the Paris agreement will be ratified in advance of the next global climate gathering in Marrakesh,.. Read More

Can “Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)” adapt to climate change in coastal Bangladesh?

The coastal aquaculture sector in Bangladesh is dominated by export-oriented freshwater prawn and saltwater shrimp farming. However, the culture of prawn and shrimp in coastal Bangladesh has been accompanied by recent concerns over climate change. Different climatic variables, including cyclone, drought, flood, rainfall, salinity, sea level rise, and sea surface temperature have had adverse effects.. Read More