Assessment of Wind and Solar Energy Resources in Bangladesh

Wind and solar energy are the alternative energy sources that can be used to supplement the conventional energy sources particularly in Bangladesh. In this work, the aim was to assess the current wind and solar energy potential in Bangladesh. The wind data for the five stations obtained from Local Government Engineering Department have been assessed,.. Read More

Moving Towards Transformed Resilience: Assessing community-based adaptation in Bangladesh

This study explores the effectiveness of ActionAid Bangladesh’s community-based adaptation (CBA) interventions in fostering progress towards ‘transformed resilience’ of the climate vulnerable poor. This means determining how far resilience has been built at scale resulting in the successful longer term adaptation of the poorest and most marginalised people to climate change impacts through sustainable adaptation.. Read More


Deployment of renewable energy technologies in Bangladesh: Long-term policy implications in power sector

This paper presents an assessment of future energy-supply strategies for the Bangladesh power sector. It identifies the prospects for the further economic development of the country while ensuring energy security and mitigating environmental impacts. The MARKAL standard version is used to model Bangladesh’s power sector including already existing as well as innovative energy conversion technologies… Read More

Shared environments: a multilevel analysis of community context and child nutritional status in Bangladesh

The goal of the present study was to examine the influence of community environment on the nutritional status (weight-for-age and height-for-age) of children (aged 0-59 months) in Bangladesh. In addition, we tested the association between specific characteristics of community environments and child nutritional status. Respondents were ever-married women (aged 15-49 years) and their children (n.. Read More

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Damage and management of cyclone Sidr-affected homestead tree plantations: a case study from Patuakhali, Bangladesh

  • Haq, et al.
  • 2012

Geographically, Bangladesh is considered to be one of the most cyclone-prone areas in the world. The super cyclone Sidr in 2007 was one of the most devastating disasters to have ever occurred in Bangladesh, having wind speeds of 223 km/h with a tidal surge of 6.1–7.6 m high. In order to draw a pre- and.. Read More

Where the rain falls: climate change, food and livelihood security, and migration

This comparative study highlights that rainfall variability and food insecurity are key drivers for human mobility. The empirical research is based on eight country case studies, including a 1,300 household survey and participatory research sessions involving 2,000 individuals. The results reveal that migration is an important risk management strategy for vulnerable households. Land scarce households.. Read More


The state of environmental migration 2011

This report is the second volume in an annual series, which aims to provide regular assessments on the changing nature and dynamics of environmental migration. This volume focuses on cross-border displacement and the securitisation of migration. It finds that in some cases the lack of protection standards and legal status of those displaced aggravates a.. Read More

Evidence from the Frontlines of Climate Change: Loss and Damage to Communities Despite Coping and Adaptation

New thinking and practical approaches are needed to address the threats to human security that climate change combined with social vulnerability pose for current and future patterns of loss and damage. Loss and damage is already a significant – and in some places growing – consequence of inadequate ability to adapt to changes in climate.. Read More


Multi-factor impact analysis of agricultural production in Bangladesh with climate change

Diverse vulnerabilities of Bangladesh’s agricultural sector in 16 sub-regions are assessed using experiments designed to investigate climate impact factors in isolation and in combination. Climate information from a suite of global climate models (GCMs) is used to drive models assessing the agricultural impact of changes in temperature, precipitation, carbon dioxide concentrations, river floods, and sea.. 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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