Understanding adaptive capacity: sustainable livelihoods and food security in coastal Bangladesh

This paper analyses data from a household-level survey of 980 agricultural and fishing households in seven sites across southern Bangladesh. We examine the relationship between assets, livelihood strategies, food security and farming practice changes. These households are coping with huge demographic, economic, and environmental changes. The results suggest that the least food secure households are.. Read More

Disaster risk reduction in Dhaka City: from urban landscape analysis to opportunities for DRR integration

The geographical location of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal leaves the country susceptible to significant climate change impacts that exacerbate environmental hazards. In the urban context, disasters and hazards are posed by flood and waterlogging, earthquakes and fires. The residents of informal settlements, or slums, can be understood as most at risk due to.. Read More


Expert views of climate change adaptation in least developed Asia

Drawing primarily from original data collected from more than 100 semi-structured research interviews, this study discusses the benefits of four climate change adaptation projects being implemented in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia and the Maldives. The article describes ongoing adaptation efforts in each of these four countries and finds that projects enhance infrastructural resilience by building relevant,.. Read More

Gender, climate change, agriculture and food security:

Southeast Asia is widely considered one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, with women expected to be disproportionately impacted. Produced by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), this training-of-trainers manual is designed to help trainers to deliver a capacity enhancement workshop (CEW) to rural women on gender.. Read More


Migration and living conditions in urban slums: implications for food security

Migration to urban areas is a regular phenomenon but climate induced displacement forced to migrate to cities over the recent years is a matter of concern. Increased frequency and severity of natural disasters by climate change over the past recent years are not only displacing people physically but also exposing to enhanced poverty by threatening.. Read More

Southern voices on climate policy choices: analysis of and lessons learned from civil society advocacy on climate change

Since the beginning of international climate change negotiations, civil society has worked alongside governments in shaping global agreements and keeping an eye on the implementation (and sometimes the lack of implementation) of these agreements. This report is the first joint product of the Southern Voices capacity building programme. More than 20 climate networks and their.. Read More


Variability and Trend of Seasonal Climatic Variables in Dinajpur District

An attempt was made to investigate the seasonal (three crop seasons) trend and variability of 20 climatic variables of Dinajpur district for 1948-2004. The variety of Exploratory Data Analyses (EDA) tools and different robust and nonrobust measures are used for the analyses. The rates of total rainfall are observed positive for all the three seasons.. Read More

Transboundary landscape management framework for ecological and socioeconomic resilience

Current land management approaches focus on achieving ecological resilience for natural resources and biological diversity, and socioeconomic resilience for the people who depend on the land for their livelihoods and wellbeing. In the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, landscapes extend across national boundaries and their effective management requires cooperation among the countries sharing the transboundary area,.. Read More

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Source Identification of Carbonaceous Aerosols During Winter Months in the Dhaka City

Air particulate matter samples were collected using Air Metrics samplers from 11 – 17 January and 19 – 27 January, 2012 at Amin Bazar and Farm Gate sites, respectively. The sampling time was from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Three samplers were used of which two samplers were for PM2.5 samples, using Teflon and quartz.. Read More

Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources and Human Health: Empirical Evidences from a Coastal District (Satkhira) in Bangladesh

Impacts of climate change on both water and human health are increasing global concerns. In reality, climate change related hazards like flood, drought, salinity intrusion, cyclone and storm surge, water logging, erratic behavior of rainfall have direct and indirect adverse impacts on water resources system and human health all over the country particularly in coastal.. Read More