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Six decades of agricultural land use change in Bangladesh: Effects on crop diversity, productivity, food availability and the environment, 1948–2006

This paper provides a detailed analysis of agricultural land use change in Bangladesh over a 59-year period (1948–2006) and examines how these have impacted crop diversity, productivity, food availability and the environment. The key findings of the analysis are: first, land use intensity has increased significantly over this period, mainly from the widespread adoption of.. Read More


Agriculture and adaptation in Bangladesh: Current and projected impacts of climate change

The goal of this research was to examine the likely impacts of climate change on agriculture in Bangladesh, and develop recommendations to policymakers to help farmers adapt to the changes. A variety of research methods were used. When taken together, the results indicate that adaptation efforts in Bangladesh should include adjusting planting dates, using improved.. Read More

Addressing climate loss and damage

This paper aims to provide inspiration for how Parties may take forward loss and damage in developing countries under the UNFCCC. At the 38th Subsidiary Body for Implementation (June 2013), Parties are mandated to identify activities for the next phase of the loss and damage work programme that has been agreed by the Doha climate.. Read More


Local Perspective on Loss and Damage in the Context of Extreme Events

This paper investigates how loss and damage from extreme events is being experienced at the local level – in this case cyclones in the coastal region of Khulna – and what approaches are being used to address it. To better understand how communities in Bangladesh are experiencing loss and damage from extreme events, in this.. Read More

Livelihoods and Ecosystem Service Provision in the Southwest Coastal Zone of Bangladesh: An Analysis of Legal, Governance and Management Issues

The purpose of this paper is principally to set out the issues that stakeholders, through interviews, have indicated as demanding a response. These issues may be split into those that require physical or management interventions and those that may be addressed through what may be termed a “governance” intervention. The report will also set out.. Read More

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Non-farm livelihood adaptation approaches and technologies: In the context of climate change vulnerability

This is a field study that identify climate induced risks on farm activities; also identify non-farm livelihood adaptation option for climate change & disaster vulnerable community; identify policy gaps and measures to fill the gaps.

Negotiating risk and poverty in mangrove fishing communities of the Bangladesh Sundarbans

Small-scale fishers in Bangladesh face substantial risks due to their occupation and their geographical setting. Without any effective buffer against crises, recurring shocks and on-going risk exposure are major factors pushing fishers into poverty. Not all fishers experience these events in the same way, however, with some of them showing higher capacity to negotiate risks… Read More


Rural Electrification using PV: the Success Story of Bangladesh

Rural electrification is an integral component of poverty alleviation and rural development of a nation. In Bangladesh, photovoltaic (PV) technology in the form of solar home systems (SHS) has been widely applied for rural electrification purposes. This paper focuses on the prospects, constraints and solutions of photovoltaic (PV) market growth in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is known.. Read More

Establishing Links between Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the Context of Loss and Damage

The overarching aim of this paper is to examine the challenges of addressing loss and damage through national institutional arrangements that integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in Bangladesh. As DRR and CCA share many aims and methodologies, greater synthesis and coordination between these two fields will help to eliminate redundancy,.. Read More

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