The Ganges Water Diversion: Environmental Effects and Implications

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This book presents multi-disciplinary analyses of the environmental effects and implications in Bangladesh and India of the Ganges water diversion. The analyses demonstrate that the downstream part of the Ganges River basin in Bangladesh, which has a sensitive ecosystem, has become very vulnerable to water diversion and as a result it has caused significant damage.. Read More

Bangladesh: Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change Study

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Economic Development is perhaps the best hope for adaptation to climate change. Development enables an economy to diversify and become less reliable on sectors such as agriculture that are more vulnerable to climate change effects. It also makes more resources available for minimizing risk, and similar measures often promote development and adaptation. That said, it.. Read More


Climate Change and Agricultural Food Production of Bangladesh: an Impact Assessment using GIS-based Biophysical Crop Simulation Model

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Agriculture is always vulnerable to unfavorable weather events and climatic conditions. Despite technological advances such as improved crop varieties and irrigation systems, weather and climate are still key factors in agricultural productivity. Often the linkages between these key factors and production losses are obvious, but sometimes the linkages are less direct. The impacts of climate.. Read More

Field Testing of Innovative Farming Practices Related to Climate Change in Vulnerable Areas

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Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) signed an MOU in December 04, 2007 for 24 months to implement a project “Field Testing of Innovative Farming Practices Related to Climate Change in the Vulnerable Areas of Bangladesh” under UNEP/APFED Showcase Programme Funding. The main objective of the project was to identify and document innovative.. Read More

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Fisheries and aquaculture Can Provide Solutions to Cope with Climate Change

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This brief explains how climate change will affect aquatic systems and how fisheries and aquaculture will need to adapt to meet these changes. It provides a number of examples of how our projects are providing solutions to cope with climate change.

Agricultural Development Under a Changing Climate: Opportunities and challenges for adaptation

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The purpose of this report is to identify and summarize potential climate change impacts on agriculture in regions served by the World Bank, examine the causes of vulnerability, provide information on where investments are needed to better climate-proof agriculture, and describe the relevance of current efforts to achieve more sustainable agriculture to that of managing.. Read More

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