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Climate shocks and adaptation strategies in coastal Bangladesh: does microcredit have a part to play?

  • 2020

ABSTRACT Microcredit has become a component of global development. Recently, the climate change and disaster community have proposed that it may be able to facilitate climate change adaptation, but whether this is the case remains under-researched. Addressing this gap, this paper examines the question in relation to microcredit’s ability to support adaptation strategies that effectively address vulnerability to climate shocks in three villages in the Bagerhat and Chattogram districts of coastal Bangladesh. The findings provide qualitative evidence that at-risk people often use.. Read more

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When the disaster strikes: Gendered (im)mobility in Bangladesh

Abstract Gender influences people’s behaviour in various ways. This study investigates gendered (im)mobility during cyclone strikes in Bangladesh. During such strikes people have described being unable to move away from environmentally high-risk locations and situations. The Q-based Discourse Analysis used by this study shows how and why gender-roles (im)mobilised people in three coastal locations during.. Read More

Necessity of Resilience Practices to Reduce Flood Vulnerability at Community Level in Bangladesh

The geo-physical contexts of different areas of Bangladesh are diverse and distinctive from location to location. Each of the area has distinct characteristics and own livelihoods pattern. The recent climate change has made different communities of Bangladesh vulnerable to frequent disasters. The impacts of climate change have also been visible at the river-adjacent communities which.. Read More

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Resilience of coastal agricultural systems in Bangladesh: Assessment for agroecosystem stewardship strategies

Assessments of “resilience” are becoming a priority across multiple sectors. Specifically, the coastal agricultural system in Bangladesh faces a multitude of problems such as sea-level rise. Building resilience for this system is thus important in accelerating the country’s socio-economic development. Therefore, the objectives of this study are (a) to assess the resilience of coastal agricultural.. Read More

Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Production in Bangladesh: A Review

Climate change and its impact on human-environment are immeasurable because of its multidimensional effects. But the effect is not same for all countries, it depends on the countries geographical settings. Alongside location, education of the people, environmental awareness, somewhat might minimize the probability of loss in response to any kinds of disasters. Undertaken study was.. Read More

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Carbon Pricing to Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Efforts of Bangladesh: Design features and rationale

  • 2019

Executive Summary Background and Objectives In tandem with sustained economic growth in the last three decades, led by industrial sector, Bangladesh’s overall energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emission have increased. As the country aspires to become a high-income country by 2041, the trends of energy consumption and GHG emission are expected to continue.. Read More

Health consequences of climate change in Bangladesh: An overview of the evidence, knowledge gaps and challenges

Abstract Climate change affects almost all aspects of human life, including health. This is particularly true in densely populated and low lying deltas such as Bangladesh. However, the climate-health nexus is a relatively poorly explored domain of research, which is a cause for concern given the country’s intrinsic vulnerability to climatic impacts. The impact of.. Read More

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Severe salinity contamination in drinking water and associated human health hazards increase migration risk in the southwestern coastal part of Bangladesh

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  • 2019

Abstract Bangladesh is a deltaic country and is highly vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise. This study explores population migration risk in relation to communal crisis due to socioeconomic vulnerability, drinking water scarcity, and health threats caused by salinity hazards. For this, we conducted a household questionnaire survey as well as, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and field observations. To identify the drinking.. Read More

Wetland resource governance in Bangladesh: An analysis of community-based co-management approach

Wetland resource governance is a critical issue in Bangladesh, where the rural communities depend on natural resources and cause over-exploitation of natural resources. Purposive exploitation of wetland resources in Bangladesh is a result of the top-down approach. In response to centralized resources management system, community-based co-management emerged mainly to ensure the sustainability of natural resources.. Read More

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Determinants of microfinance facility for installing solar home system (SHS) in rural Bangladesh

Access to electricity in rural areas of the developing parts of the world is yet to reach a minimum satisfactory level. Bangladesh is no different, and hence widespread dissemination of solar home system (SHS) is a suitable vehicle to ensure greater access to electricity in remote rural areas of the country. A substantial portion of.. Read More

Sustainable urbanization in Southeast Asia and beyond: Challenges of population growth, land use change, and environmental health

As economic growth centres, the Southeast Asian cities feature high population pressure, unsustainable land use, environmental degradation, and large ecological footprints. It is difficult to manage environmental health and basic services for urban dwellers, and ensure optimum flow of ecosystem services in the context of rapid, unplanned, and haphazard urbanization. These challenges are particularly multifaceted.. Read More

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