Conserving the zoological resources of Bangladesh under a changing climate

It is now well recognized that Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change and sea level rise. Low levels of natural resources and a high occurrence of natural disasters further add to the challenges faced by the country. The impacts of climate change are anticipated to exacerbate these existing stresses.. Read More

The Value of Linking Mitigation and Adaptation: A Case Study of Bangladesh

There are two principal strategies for managing climate change risks: mitigation and adaptation. Until recently, mitigation and adaptation have been considered separately in both climate change science and policy. Mitigation has been treated as an issue for developed countries, which hold the greatest responsibility for climate change, while adaptation is seen as a priority for.. Read More

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

Is there a commercially viable market for crop insurance in rural Bangladesh?

The study aims to assess the commercial viability of a potential crop insurance market in Bangladesh. In a large scale household survey, agricultural farm households were asked for their preferences for a hypothetical crop insurance scheme using double bounded (DB) contingent valuation (CV) method. Both revenue and production cost based indemnity payment approaches were applied to assess the commercial.. Read More

Effects of rainfall variation on rice production in the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin

Rice production in India is highly correlated with monsoon rainfall. The relationships between rainfall variation and rice production have attracted significant interest at a country scale in Asia, but regional differences within a country remain unclear. In this study, we examined the effects of rainfall variation on ‘kharif’ rice (rainy season rice)—including temporal changes in.. Read More


Recommendations of the CPD conference on Development with Equity and Justice: immediate asks for the newly elected government

Bangladesh recently held general elections and a new government is now in place. Amidst the country’s many priorities, though, which issues are most important for poverty reduction? From 28-29 March 2009, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) consulted with members of parliament, policy-makers, academics, activists, development practitioners and civil society to identify key action points.. Read More

Spatio-Temporal Variability of Rainfall Over Bangladesh During the Time Period 1969-2003

Spatial and temporal variability of rainfall in Bangladesh has been studied in this paper from thirty-five years (1969-2003) of rainfall data recorded at 24 rain gauges distributed over the country. Long-term annual average rainfall, coefficient of variation of annual rainfall, precipitation concentration and aridity indices at each station have been computed and then interpolated using.. Read More

Adaptation and development: Livelihoods and climate change in Subarnabad, Bangladesh

This paper explores the relationship between environmental change and development through a vulnerability study of a rural village in southwest Bangladesh. Villagers deal with a variety of pressing stresses, and climate change is not considered separately, if at all. Environmental, political and economic conditions and adjustments in resource use systems, particularly shrimp farming, have changed.. Read More

Linking Climate Adaptation and Development: A Synthesis of Six Case Studies from Asia and Africa

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  • Huq, et al.
  • 2009

Increased temperature, floods, droughts, extreme events and changes in precipitation pose additional risks for developing countries and vulnerable communities striving to alleviate poverty and to achieve sustainable development. Knowledge and experience of adapting to climatic conditions has been built up over a millennia by communities in many parts of the world, including developing countries, often.. Read More


Agroforestry as a sustainable landuse option in degraded tropical forests: a study from Bangladesh

The tropical deciduous forest in Bangladesh provides a substantial part of country’s forest and where the government has introduced participatory agroforestry landuse. This study examined management issues, financial viability, and environmental as well as social sustainability of this landuse system. The forest department allocated a plot of size 1.0 ha among the selected participants where.. Read More

Wetlands and global climate change: the role of wetland restoration in a changing world

Global climate change is recognized as a threat to species survival and the health of natural systems. Scientists worldwide are looking at the ecological and hydrological impacts resulting from climate change. Climate change will make future efforts to restore and manage wetlands more complex. Wetland systems are vulnerable to changes in quantity and quality of.. Read More