Establishing links between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the context of loss and damage: policies and approaches in Bangladesh

The 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. Published as part of the Germanwatch Loss and Damage Initiative, it analyses DRR and CCA policies, strategies, institutions and approaches, and identifies areas.. Read More

Moving from water problems to water solutions: research needs assessment for the eastern Gangetic Plains.

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and partners organized a two day international workshop which was held on May 7-8, 2013. The workshop titled “Moving from Water Problems to Water Solutions: Research Needs Assessment for the Eastern Gangetic Plains” focused on reviewing the.. Read More

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Policy analysis: Climate change and migration Bangladesh

This paper first looks at why, how, where and when does migration become an effective adaptation strategy. Then it gives a snapshot of the changing migration patterns in Bangladesh. It examines how policies evolve to addresses the issue of climate change and migration in the broader contexts of development and disaster risk reduction. It then.. Read More

Determinants of user satisfaction with solar home systems in rural Bangladesh

The objective of this research is to analyze the characteristics of households installing solar photovoltaic (systems or solar home systems) SHS in Bangladesh where rural electrification, improvement of rural livelihoods, and sustainable development constitute the primary development agenda. This article attempts to quantitatively determine the factors that affect user satisfaction with SHS, so that improving.. Read More


Community Based Adaptation: Mainstreaming CBA into national and local planning

The seventh and most recent international CBA conference returned to Dhaka, Bangladesh in April 2013. The theme was ‘Mainstreaming CBA into National and Local Planning’ and the cohort of government participants that attended CBA6 reported back. Aims of the Seventh International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change. The primary aim of CBA7 was to.. Read More

Meeting environmental and energy challenges: CNG conversion of motor vehicles in Dhaka

Petroleum fuels used in motor vehicles are a major source of local air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, which already has poor air quality. Lack of their own oil resources also presents a major challenge to the policymakers regarding the sustainability of the transportation system. Under this circumstance, conversion.. Read More


The impact of climate change on prawn postlarvae fishing in coastal Bangladesh: Socioeconomic and ecological perspectives

In Bangladesh, prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) farming remains dependent on the capture of wild postlarvae as hatchery production is still inadequate. However, prawn postlarvae fishing has been accompanied by concerns over recent climate change. Different climatic variables including cyclone, salinity, sea level rise, water temperature, flood, rainfall, and drought have had adverse effects on coastal ecosystem,.. Read More

Least Developed, Most Vulnerable: Have Climate Finance Promises Been Fulfilled for the LDCs?

This paper includes a systematic review of the reports filed to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2012 of the nations that promised to provide this US$ 30 billion in FSF over the period. Expanding upon our FSF assessments for 2010 and 2011 and our 2011 transparency scorecard, we assess whether wealthy.. Read More

International Alert

Strengthening responses to climate variability in South Asia

This executive summary is based on the findings from desk and field research conducted by International Alert and the South Asia Network for Security and Climate Change (SANSaC) in nine sub-national locations across Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The research looks at the root causes of vulnerability and non-adaptation in fragile contexts and at the.. Read More

Developing financeable NAMAs: a practitioner’s guide

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are fast becoming the climate finance vehicle of choice to help developing countries transition to low carbon, climate resilient futures. Developing countries, their development partners and other actors in and around the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are working to operationalize the concept to leverage domestic climate.. Read More

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