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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.

Climate change risks and food security in Bangladesh

  • Yu, et al.
  • 2010

Managing climate variability and change remains a key development and food security issue in Bangladesh. Despite significant investments, floods, droughts, and cyclones during the last two decades continue to cause extensive economic damage and impair livelihoods. Climate change will pose additional risks to ongoing efforts to reduce poverty. This book examines the implications of climate.. Read More

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

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

Fisheries and aquaculture Can Provide Solutions to Cope with Climate Change

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.

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Floodspace: Case Studies in Adapting to Climate Change-Related Flooding in Bangladesh

While policies and prevention strategies are contested on the global political stage, the effects of climate change are already in motion. Ocean levels have risen measurably in the last decade and will continue to rise during the remainder of this century (IPCC, 2007) . Low-lying communities that are already susceptible to storms and flooding will.. Read More

From Warranted to Valuable Belief: Local Government, Climate Change, and Giving Up the Pickup to Save Bangladesh

Although the public discourse about efforts to address global climate change understandably focuses on national- and international-level efforts, in the United States much of the authority for regulating greenhouse gas emitting activities resides with state and local governments. Many local governments have initiated efforts to address global climate change in some fashion. But this article.. Read More

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Community-based adaptation to climate change: strengthening resilience through development.

This paper describes a newly forming approach to climate change adaptation that addresses a community’s development needs as a way to increase the resilience of the poor, vulnerable people to the impacts of climate change. Early examples of such community based adaptation in Bangladesh are discussed, highlighting the successes and limitations of this approach.

Assessing the Atmospheric Impact on Public Health in the Megacity of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Urban areas are hot spots, contributing to climate change on multiple scales; but they are simultaneously affected by and most vulnerable to the effects of climate change due to their high density of susceptible population, their often risk-aggravating environmental conditions and low socioeconomic standards (Grimm et al. 2008, Kraas 2007). The changes in climate may.. Read More


Simulation of the urban thermal comfort in a high density tropical city: Analysis of the proposed urban construction rules for Dhaka, Bangladesh

The thermal comfort in urban canyons of a high density city is a very challenging issue for urban planners and designers, especially in hot humid tropical zone. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of a newly promulgated building construction rules in respect of thermal climate for Dhaka, Bangladesh, a region characterized by high.. Read More

Hydroinformatics in multi-colours – part red: urban flood and disaster management.

Hydroinformatics found its origin in the advancement of computational hydraulics in the early 1990s but has expanded considerably, both in scope and in application areas. It is now not only being applied in the fields of hydraulics and hydrology (often indicated by the colour blue), but also in environmental science and technology (green) as well.. Read More