Lessons for Development Co-operation and Climate Finance at National Level

Climate change has the potential to undermine development efforts of countries and finance is critical for achievement of the post Kyoto global deal. The Cancun Agreement enshrined the Copenhagen Accord commitment to a new Green Climate Fund with an interim Fast Start Funding (FSF) package. Financing of a sustainable climate deal is still a vision,.. Read More

Climate change and its risk reduction by mangrove ecosystem in the coastal community of Bangladesh

With a population of 130 million, Bangladesh is already facing the impacts of climate change. No other country knows about the impacts of climate change better than Bangladesh, where millions of people are already suffering. The lives and livelihoods of coastal people are more vulnerable than in inland areas of Bangladesh because they are continuously.. Read More

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Neglecting the Urban Poor in Bangladesh: Research, Policy and Action in the Context of Climate Change

In Bangladesh, urban poverty is neglected in research, policy and action on poverty reduction. This paper explores the underlying foundations for this relative neglect, including national identity and image, the political economy of urban poverty, and the structuring of knowledge creation. It argues for more comprehensive policy and programmes for the urban poor given Bangladesh’s.. Read More

Neglecting the Urban Poor in Bangladesh: Research, Policy and Action in the Context of Climate Change

In Bangladesh, urban poverty is neglected in research, policy and action on poverty reduction. This paper explores the underlying foundations for this relative neglect, including national identity and image, the political economy of urban poverty, and the structuring of knowledge creation. It argues for more comprehensive policy and programmes for the urban poor given Bangladesh’s.. Read More

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Gender Development

Climate change and migration: a case study from rural Bangladesh

Migration in response to climate change should not be seen as a failure to adapt, but as a strategy undertaken to increase household resilience. This will, however, happen when migration is planned and supported and not under distress. This article focuses on people’s movements in the aftermath of cyclone Aila. It looks at factors influencing.. Read More

Probable Impacts of Climate Change on Public Health in Bangladesh

The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirmed that there is overwhelming evidence that the global climate will severely affect human health. Climate change might have severe consequences on public health in Bangladesh, especially in light of the poor state of the country’s public health infrastructure. A number of possible direct and.. Read More

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The Indian Ocean dipole and cholera incidence in Bangladesh: a time-series analysis

It has been reported that the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) influences the interannual variation of endemic cholera in Bangladesh. There is increased interest in the influence of the Indian Ocean dipole (IOD), a climate mode of coupled ocean-atmosphere variability, on regional ocean climate in the Bay of Bengal and on Indian monsoon rainfall. We explored.. Read More

Migration as an Adaptation Strategy and Its Consequences on Coastal Society: Experience from Bangladesh

In this article I investigated the complex relationship between disasters, migration and pov-erty in a case study carried out in one of the poorest and most disaster-prone countries in the world. The focus was set on individual household and community adaptation strategies. Through a literature review in this field I have developed and tested my.. Read More

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Sustainable Development & World Ecology

Biomass fuel use, burning technique and reasons for the denial of improved cooking stoves by Forest User Groups of Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary, Bangladesh

Use of biomass fuel in traditional cooking stoves (TCS) is a long-established practice that has incomplete combustion and generates substances with global warming potential (GWP). Improved cooking stoves (ICS) have been developed worldwide as an alternative household fuel burning device, as well as a climate change mitigation. A study was conducted among female Forest User.. Read More

Resolving the Adaptation Paradox: Exploring the Potential for Deliberative Adaptation Policy-Making in Bangladesh

Climate change adaptation presents a paradox: climate change is a global risk, yet vulnerability is locally experienced. Effective adaptation therefore depends on understanding the local context of vulnerability, which requires deliberative and participatory approaches to adaptation policy-making. But, how can local inclusiveness be achieved in the context of global environmental risk, and what sorts of.. Read More