Ahsan Uddin Ahmed

Climate Change, Gender and Vulnerable Groups in Bangladesh

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY An increasing number of evidences in recent years have clearly established the fact that anthropogenic climate change is a reality. According to latest findings of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other concerned organizations/agencies, developing countries are expected to suffer the most from the negative impacts of climate change. This is.. Read More


Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh: Future Outlook

Abstract The human induced climate change is no longer a theoretical concept. There is a global consensus among scientists, professionals, academics, policy makers and strategists that the globe has already committed to certain degree of change in climate system. Climate change will affect all human and ecological systems and socio-economic development activities. Pressure has been.. Read More

Vulnerability of Forest Ecosystems of Bangladesh to Climate Change

Bangladesh is endowed with a number of natural forest ecosystems including inland Sal forest, dipterocarp forest, savanna, bamboo bushes in the hilly regions and freshwater swamp forests. It also have littoral mangrove ecosystems. An attempt was made to qualitatively analyse the impact of climate change on forest resources of Bangladesh. It was found that increased.. Read More


Development of Climate Change Scenarios with General Circulation Models

The vulnerability to climate change for different sectors was assessed based on climate scenarios for two projection years 2030 and 2075. These climate scenarios were developed by using General Circulation Model. Models were run to find correlation with the observed time-series data for 10 particular points distributed all over the country both for base and.. Read More

Climatic change loss of livelihoods and forced displacements in Bangladesh

Bangladeshis a populous South Asian country, having been known for its high vulnerability to climate variability and change. Livelihoods of majority of its people,depend directly on prevailing precarious state of environmental conditions, which is likely to be perturbed significantly due to anticipated impacts of climate change. Hazards such as flood and erosion, cyclonic surge, salinity.. Read More


Bangladesh Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability: A Synthesis

According to the Third Assessment Report of IPCC, South Asia is the most vulnerable region of the world to climate change impacts (McCarthy et al., 2001). The international community also recognizes that Bangladesh ranks high in the list of most vulnerable countries on earth. Bangladesh’s high vulnerability to climate change is due to a number of hydro-geological and.. Read More

Rainfall, Food Security and Human Mobility, Bangladesh Case Study

The Where the Rain Falls project investigates how changes in rainfall interact with societies. Findings from all case studies confirm that rainfall variability and food insecurity are key drivers for human mobility. The Bangladesh case study was conducted in Kurigram District, Rangpur Division. The scientific findings clearly provide evidence of changing rainfall patterns in the.. Read More

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climate change and water resources

Adaptation options for managing water related extreme events under climate change regime: Bangladesh perspectives

Owing to a number of natural and man-made factors, Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to water-related extreme events (Ahmad et al ., 2000). In the wake of global warming and its associated changes in biophysical environmental conditions, it is feared that the country would be most severely affected. The anticipated changes in the hydrological regime would.. Read More

Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change: The Pioneering Example of Community-based Adaptation

This book examines the actions taken by local communities in Bangladesh to reduce the negative effects of climate change on their livelihoods. It takes a closer look at the innovative ideas thought up by the local poor who are most affected by and vulnerable to climatic disasters.

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An inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in Bangladesh: Initial results

In this paper, we present an inventory of greenhouse gas sources and sinks in Bangladesh for the year 1990. Because CO2 is believed to be the principal contributor to global climate change worldwide, and energy use is the largest source of CO2 emissions, much effort was made to analyze the Bangladesh energy system. Carbon emissions.. Read More