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Adverse Impacts of Climate Change on Development of Bangladesh: Integrating Adaptation into Policies and Activities

Apart from existing challenges, most damaging effects of climate change are floods and droughts that are found to drastically affect crop productivity almost every year. Climate change induced  challenges are, a) scarcity of fresh water due to less rain and higher evapotranspiration, b) drainage congestion due to higher water levels in the confluence with the.. Read More

Watering the Bangladeshi Sundarbans

The “Sundarbans,” is the great aquatic forest still covering much of the Southwestern Ganges Delta, now evidently in a state of ecological degradation caused or worsened by freshwater diversions throughout the Ganges catchments. This water goes to irrigation systems essential to the expansion of agriculture in India and Bangladesh, and to projects that work to.. Read More

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Capacity strengthening in the least developed countries (LDCs) for adaptation to climate change (CLACC): adverse impacts of climate change on development of Bangladesh: integrating adaptation into policies and activities

Bangladesh is characterised by over-exploitation of natural resources due to poverty with rapid population growth, improper land use, absence of a land use policy, and ineffective implementation of existing laws and guidelines. This paper identifies gaps and necessary required measures for integrating adaptation in policies in the short, medium, and long-term development activities for addressing.. Read More

Analysis of the vulnerability and adaptability of fisherfolk living in poverty

Although the majority of the world’s fisherfolk live in areas susceptible to the impacts of climate change, relationships between the physical impacts of climate change and the livelihood vulnerability of poor fishing communities have seldom been investigated. This paper reports on a project that explored the potential impact of climate change on the sustainability of.. Read More

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Seeing the light: adapting to climate change with decentralized renewable energy in developing countries

This book argues that well-designed decentralised renewable energy projects are both a mitigating and adaptive response to climate change. Decentralised renewable energy projects (DREs) address core sustainable development priorities and build adaptive capacity to climate change, without increasing greenhouse gas emissions. The first section explores linking mitigation and adaptation through energy access while the second.. Read More

Understanding the economic and financial impacts of natural disasters

This study examines the short and long term economic and financial impacts of natural disasters. It relies in part on in-depth case studies of overall sensitivity to natural hazards in the small island economy of Dominica; public finance consequences of disasters in Bangladesh; and the economic consequences of climatic variability and the use of climatic.. Read More

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Participatory Vulnerability Analysis: a step–by–step guide for field staff

This guide is developed to assist field workers and communities to analyse people’s vulnerability, draw action plans, mobilise resources and enact appropriate policies, laws and strategies to reduce their vulnerability to disaster. This guide is specifically developed consistent with the PVA approach to: Establish links between emergencies and development Recognise developments or events at national.. Read More

Adapting food systems of the Indo-Gangetic plains to global environmental change: key information needs to improve policy formulation

The Indo-Gangetic plain (IGP; including regions of Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh) is generally characterised by fertile soils, favourable climate and an abundant supply of water. Nevertheless, the challenge of increasing food production in the IGP in line with demand grows ever greater; any perturbation in agriculture will considerably affect the food systems of the.. Read More

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The CERES-Rice Model-Based Estimates of Potential Monsoon Season Rainfed Rice Productivity in Bangladesh

Agricultural practices in Bangladesh are largely dependent on the monsoonal rainfall. Historically, Bangladesh often experiences severe droughts and floods during the monsoon months, with significant crop losses during both extreme conditions. This article provides a quantitative assessment of potential monsoon-season aman rice for four transplanting dates: 1 June, 1 July, 15 July, and 15 August… Read More

Food security in the face of climate change, population growth, and resource constraints: implications for Bangladesh.

Ensuring food security has been one of the major national priorities of Bangladesh since its independence in 1971. Now, this national priority is facing new challenges from the possible impacts of climate change in addition to the already existing threats from rapid population growth, declining availability of cultivable land, and inadequate access to water in.. Read More

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