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Adaptation to climate change in agriculture in Bangladesh: The role of formal institutions

Bangladesh is very vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and adaptation is emerging as a key policy response. Place based programs that build adaptive capacity are needed. This paper explores the effectiveness of formal institutions in climate change adaptation for agriculture from the perspectives of farmers and institutional communities of practice within two drought-prone areas in Bangladesh. Our findings show that formal institutions via their communities of practice play an important role in building place based capacity for mitigation and adaptation strategies in agriculture... Read more

A Climate Migrant’s Story from an Urban Slum in Dhaka

Non-economic loss and damage (NELD) — which refers to the adverse consequences (avoidable, non-avoidable, or non-adaptable) of climatic stress on items that are not traded in markets — has been an important part of the climate change agenda. Although these consequences are not measured in financial terms, they have a strong meaning for people having to deal with.. Read More

Strategy Formulation and Adaptation Pathways Generation for Sustainable Development of Western Floodplain of Ganges

The coastal zone of Bangladesh is very heterogeneous in nature and has marvelous potential to create opportunities of national importance and contribute to GDP. Among the potentials—intensification of agriculture, aqua-culture and marine fishery, ship building industry, eco-tourism, deep sea port etc. are most significant. Unfortunately, the coastal zone of the country is disaster prone area… Read More


Transforming organic prawn farming in Bangladesh: potentials and challenges

Although giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii de Man) farming is widely practiced in southwest Bangladesh due to favorable biophysical resources and agro-climatic conditions, organic prawn culture has not yet taken off. However, the culture of wild prawn postlarvae and the use of snail meat and farm-made feeds with cow dung in many respects are considered.. Read More

Are Protected Forests of Bangladesh Prepared for the Implementation of REDD+? A Forest Governance Analysis from Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary

The present study investigates the forest governance structure for REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) implementation in a protected forest of Bangladesh, namely Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary (RKWS). The study analyses the key aspects of forest governance, focusing on drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, governance deficit, institutions and social networks, co-benefits, and opportunities.. Read More


Addressing Disaster Risks and Climate Change in Coastal Bangladesh: Using the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines

This chapter examined the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines) which were endorsed by FAO member states in 2014, in the Bangladesh small-scale fisheries context with particular focus on disaster risks and climate change related guidelines (Para. 9). Given that small-scale coastal fisheries in Bangladesh are subjected to multifaceted.. Read More

Role of Community Based Local Institution for Climate Change Adaptation through Participatory Approach in Teesta Riverine Area of Bangladesh

Climate change adaptation is one of the most crucial issues in developing countries like Bangladesh. The main objective was to understand the linkage of participation with Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to climate change. Institutional framework following different types of conceptual theories (e.g. collective action, group, game and social learning theory) was utilized to analyze the.. Read More


The Environment

This chapter examines some emerging issues concerning the environment and health, with emphasis on low-income countries (LIC) . There is massive exposure in LIC to environmental contaminants such as asbestos , heavy metals or atmospheric pollution . This phenomenon is exacerbated by globalisation. Carcinogens have been exported from high-income countries, and a huge problem is.. Read More

Adaptations to climate change in Bangladesh: Development of a national inventory

Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts and adaptation is the only viable option to deal with this phenomenon. This paper provides an overview of the climate change adaptations in the country which includes spatial and sectoral distribution, aims and timings, stresses and shocks addressed, etc. An inventory was prepared with documented climate change.. Read More


Climate Change Induced Multi Hazards Disaster Risk Assessment in Southern Coastal Belt of Bangladesh

The coastal regions of Bangladesh are disaster prone due to its geographical location. Climate induced natural disasters like severe cyclone, shocking tidal surges, severe floods, underhanded river erosion, excessive rainfall, overwhelming salinity intrusion, sea level rise etc. are occurring more frequently in greater intensities along with prominent human activities. Disaster risk assessment is a key.. Read More

Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services Based Climate Change Adaptation (EbA) in Bangladesh: Status, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Huq, et al.
  • 2017

The paper aims to analyze the extent of Ecosystem Service (ESS) based Adaptation (EbA) to climate change in the policy-making process of Bangladesh. The paper is based on a three stage hybrid policy-making cycle: (i) agenda setting; (ii) policy formulation; and (iii) policy implementation stage, where the contributions of EbA can horizontally (on the ground).. Read More