Disaster Management in Bangladesh: Regulatory and Social Work Perspectives

Bangladesh is a small poor but country with a huge population. Unfortunately this poor country is probably the most disaster prone in the world. Rapid growth in population and a slow rate of growth of the economy have forced a substantial part of the ever increasing population to settle in areas too risky for human.. Read More

Bangladesh: Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change Study

Economic Development is perhaps the best hope for adaptation to climate change. Development enables an economy to diversify and become less reliable on sectors such as agriculture that are more vulnerable to climate change effects. It also makes more resources available for minimizing risk, and similar measures often promote development and adaptation. That said, it.. Read More

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Climate Change and Food Security: Health Risks and Vulnerabilities of the Poor in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, food security is increasingly being adversely affected by extreme climatic events. The food price hike has been fueled by the consecutive floods and cyclone of 2007. The immediate health impacts of these disasters include illnesses, deaths and psychological stress or trauma. A secondary impact has been food insecurity, badly affecting the health of.. Read More

Informing micro insurance contract design to mitigate climate change catastrophe risks using choice experiments

The main objective of this paper is to assess demand for catastrophe insurance in one of the most flood-prone developing countries in the world and to estimate rural household willingness-to-pay for different micro insurance policies to reduce catastrophic flood risks and socio-economic vulnerability. A large-scale rural household survey was conducted targeting more than 1,200 heads.. Read More

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Local Response to Global Climate Change: A Case of Drinking Water in a Bangladesh Village

Bangladesh, a low-lying alluvial country with 150 million population facing 710 km long coast to the Bay of Bengal is one of those countries which is responsible least but victim most of global warming or climate change. Different projection shows that a large coastal portion of this country will be severely affected due to sea.. Read More

The Causes of Deterioration of Sundarban Mangrove Forest Ecosystem of Bangladesh: Conservation and Sustainable Management Issues

The Sundarban forest, located in the southwest of Bangladesh, is one of the largest continuous blocks of mangrove forests in the world. This mangrove forest ecosystem in Bangladesh is now in captious position. Negative natural and anthropogenic impacts and overexploitation of natural resources have caused severe damage to the ecosystem. Growing human population with few.. Read More

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Extreme Weather Events in a Changing Climate

This World Bank research on extreme weather events focuses on potential impacts of floods and cyclones on population and economic productivity, and quantification of adaptation costs.

Assessing the Evidence: Environment, Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh

The study brings together existing evidence on the climate change, environment and migration nexus in Bangladesh. The evidence in the document comes from a wide variety of sources and studies, including Government of Bangladesh statistics and policy documents, academic research, working papers and other publications and research carried out by national, bilateral and multilateral organizations,.. Read More

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The social dimensions of adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the country’s most vulnerable to climate change which also has a very high population density. The combination of a high level of poverty, and a depleted ecological system increase the country’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, which threatens the development achievements over the last decades. The increasing risks from.. Read More

Policy agenda for addressing climate change in Bangladesh: Copenhagen and beyond

The paper analyses the impact of climate change on Bangladesh, and focuses on initiatives within the country to mitigate against climate change. The most severe impact of global warming is expected to be felt in the rising sea level of the Bay of Bengal, which is anticipated to submerge 20 per cent of the total.. Read More

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