ocean and coastal management

Linking prawn and shrimp farming towards a green economy in Bangladesh: Confronting climate change

The coastal aquaculture sector in Bangladesh is dominated by export-oriented freshwater prawn and brackishwater shrimp farming, both are commercially known as “white gold” because of transnational value. This article reviews prawn and shrimp farming in coastal Bangladesh that have been linked to a “green economy”. As part of agricultural development in coastal Bangladesh, prawn and.. Read More

Contrasting adaptation responses by squatters and low-income tenants in Khulna, Bangladesh

  • Roy, et al.
  • 2013

This paper examines patterns of adaptive behaviour in low-income settlements(1) in Khulna, Bangladesh’s third largest city. It contrasts the adaptive behaviours of “squatter” households who “own” their land with those of tenants who rent dwellings from private landlords, and finds significant differences between the adaptive behaviours of owners and renters. This is important, as most.. Read More

env & urb

Dealing with unavoidable climate costs

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Climate change will bring loss and damage we can’t mitigate or adapt to. This Reflect and Act showcases a project in Bangladesh that is looking at how to address the risks. Bangladesh, long a pioneer on adaptation research, has now become a laboratory for addressing loss and damage. Needing to know more about the emerging.. Read More

Livelihood Adaptation in the Drought Prone Areas of Bangladesh

Droughts are very frequent in Bangladesh due to its geo-physical position and varying rainfall pattern. Drought is considered as devastating and causing substantial damage and loss to agriculture and allied sectors. Particularly the northwestern livelihood experiences its noteworthy impact on their daily because of the consequence of drought impacts. More specifically, agriculture, health and social.. Read More


Coastal Ecosystem Based Adaptation: Bangladesh Experience

Bangladesh is confronting multitude threats of climate change related extreme events. The decadal observation provides strong evidences of climate changes in terms of excessive or minimum rainfall events, changing frequency and intensity of floods, cyclone and tidal surge, and sea level rise have been gradually increasing fast and slow impacts. The cyclonic wind and tidal.. Read More

Bangladesh climate public expenditure and institutional review

Bangladesh has a long history of, and substantial expertise in, managing response to Climate Variability and Natural Disasters pre-dating the emergence of Climate Change as a policy arena. Climate Change response in Bangladesh is a complex, multi-sector, multi-stakeholder undertaking that budgets and spends around US$1 billion per year through Government and Donor funding. In 2012.. Read More


National Perspectives of Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangladesh

According to Climate Risk Index, Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to different types of disaster because of climatic variability, extreme events, high population density, high incidence of poverty and social inequity, poor institutional capacity, inadequate financial resources, and poor infrastructure. Bangladesh initiated its actions for.. Read More

Urban risk reduction approaches in Bangladesh

Asia-Pacific region is one of the most “at risk” parts of the world and eventually its cities are the hub of the risks. The underlying reasons for this high risk are rooted in the rapid urbanization. A majority of Asia’s urban growth will be in seven developing countries, which includes Bangladesh as one of the.. Read More


Integration of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and social protection in Bangladesh: contemporary views and experiences

This chapter is intended to enhance understanding of policy makers and practitioners on how DRR–CCA integration can be used for better risk management and social protections that empower the poor to build resilient communities and livelihoods. It is recognized that DRR and CCA from the perspective of Bangladesh case has tremendous commonalities between the two.. Read More

Agriculture Adaptation in Coastal Zone of Bangladesh

Nowadays, climate change is one of the greatest threats to human lives and livelihoods in coastal regions all over the world and especially, coastal zone of Bangladesh is facing tremendous challenge from climate change. Furthermore, Climate change and agriculture possess an inverse relationship where climate impacts hamper agri-production. Among other sectors, agriculture is facing deadliest.. Read More