Bangladesh Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability: A Synthesis

According to the Third Assessment Report of IPCC, South Asia is the most vulnerable region of the world to climate change impacts (McCarthy et al., 2001). The international community also recognizes that Bangladesh ranks high in the list of most vulnerable countries on earth. Bangladesh’s high vulnerability to climate change is due to a number of hydro-geological and.. Read More

Equity in National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs): the case of Bangladesh

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Chapter in W.N. Adger, J. Paavola, S. Huq, M.J. Mace (Eds.), Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2006), pp. 131–153


Potential contribution of the forestry sector in Bangladesh to carbon sequestration

The Kyoto Protocol provides for the involvement of developing countries in an atmospheric greenhouse gas reduction regime under its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Carbon credits are gained from reforestation and afforestation activities in developing countries. Bangladesh, a densely populated tropical country in South Asia, has a huge degraded forestland which can be reforested by CDM.. Read More

A pre-feasibility study of wind resources in Kutubdia Island, Bangladesh

Kutubdia is one of the coastal islands in Bangladesh. The wind speed data at the wind monitoring station of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), Kutubdia, located in a built-up area, appears to be low, but at another location, near the seashore, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) finds that the wind energy availability should be reasonably.. Read More


Land, farming, livelihoods, and poverty: rethinking the links in the rural South

Livelihoods in the rural South are becoming increasingly separated from farming and land. Non-farm opportunities have expanded and increased the levels of mobility leading to the delocalisation of livelihoods. This requires a reconsideration of some old questions regarding how best to achieve pro-poor development in the Rural South. The purpose of this paper is to.. Read More

State of Energy Consumption and CO2 Emission in Bangladesh

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Carbon dioxide ( CO2) is one of the most important gases in the atmosphere, and is necessary for sustaining life on Earth. It is also considered to be a major greenhouse gas contributing to global warming and climate change. In this article, energy consumption in Bangladesh is analyzed and estimates are made of CO2 emission.. Read More

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Implications of changing national policies on land use in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

Land use in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh had undergone changes over the past several centuries. The landscape, which was mostly covered with forest with interspersed shifting cultivation plots until the beginning of the colonial period, has gradually changed into a landscape with a blend of land uses. Overall, the forest area has.. Read More

Financial and economic suitability of agroforestry as an alternative to shifting cultivation: The case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

As in other mountain regions of Asia, agricultural lands in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh are undergoing degradation due primarily to environmentally incompatible land use systems such as distorted from of shifting cultivation (jhum) requiring the slashing and burning of vegetation every year. Agroforestry is considered to be environmentally suitable for the mountainous.. Read More


Prospects of renewable energy utilisation for electricity generation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has been facing a power crisis for about a decade, mainly because of inadequate power generation capacity compared with demand and the ageing infrastructure of many existing power generation facilities. Only 20% of the total population are connected to grid electricity—25% in urban areas and a mere 10% in rural areas where 80% of.. Read More

Workshop on Climate Change Impact Modeling Report & Presentations

Bangladesh is already experiencing climate related hazards like floods, droughts, cyclones and others which will aggravate following climate change and changes in climate variability. A significant part of the coastal region is threatened by salinity intrusion and submersion due to sea level rise. The general predictions are – more floods, untimely floods, more droughts, drainage.. Read More