Global Environmental Change

Extreme weather and marriage among girls and women in Bangladesh

Abstract Climate change interacts with social, economic, and political forces in ways that can shape demographic behavior. Yet, the link between environmental stress and marriage has received limited attention. Using survey data from 615 Bangladeshi households, we examine the relationship between extreme weather in the form of heat waves and dry spells, and the risk.. Read More

Future changes in meteorological drought characteristics over Bangladesh projected by the CMIP5 multi-model ensemble

Abstract Drought is an inconspicuous natural disaster. In a warmer world, the severity and coverage of drought are expected to change, and it is essential to study these changes at smaller scale. This study detected changes in drought frequency, severity, and intensity in Bangladesh from a bias-corrected CMIP-5 multi-model projection of 11 members under a.. Read More


Climate shocks and adaptation strategies in coastal Bangladesh: does microcredit have a part to play?

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  • 2020

ABSTRACT Microcredit has become a component of global development. Recently, the climate change and disaster community have proposed that it may be able to facilitate climate change adaptation, but whether this is the case remains under-researched. Addressing this gap, this paper examines the question in relation to microcredit’s ability to support adaptation strategies that effectively.. Read More

‘Climate Change as a Spice’: Brokering Environmental Knowledge in Bangladesh’s Development Industry

ABSTRACT This article examines whether the use of climate change as a ‘spice’ in order to attract donor funding may instead exacerbate existing environmental problems. The World Bank’s latest adaptation project in coastal Bangladesh aims to create higher and wider embankments against rising sea levels. This disregards a long history of how embankments, by stopping.. Read More

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When the disaster strikes: Gendered (im)mobility in Bangladesh

Abstract Gender influences people’s behaviour in various ways. This study investigates gendered (im)mobility during cyclone strikes in Bangladesh. During such strikes people have described being unable to move away from environmentally high-risk locations and situations. The Q-based Discourse Analysis used by this study shows how and why gender-roles (im)mobilised people in three coastal locations during.. Read More

Necessity of Resilience Practices to Reduce Flood Vulnerability at Community Level in Bangladesh

The geo-physical contexts of different areas of Bangladesh are diverse and distinctive from location to location. Each of the area has distinct characteristics and own livelihoods pattern. The recent climate change has made different communities of Bangladesh vulnerable to frequent disasters. The impacts of climate change have also been visible at the river-adjacent communities which.. Read More


Resilience of coastal agricultural systems in Bangladesh: Assessment for agroecosystem stewardship strategies

Assessments of “resilience” are becoming a priority across multiple sectors. Specifically, the coastal agricultural system in Bangladesh faces a multitude of problems such as sea-level rise. Building resilience for this system is thus important in accelerating the country’s socio-economic development. Therefore, the objectives of this study are (a) to assess the resilience of coastal agricultural.. Read More

Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Production in Bangladesh: A Review

Climate change and its impact on human-environment are immeasurable because of its multidimensional effects. But the effect is not same for all countries, it depends on the countries geographical settings. Alongside location, education of the people, environmental awareness, somewhat might minimize the probability of loss in response to any kinds of disasters. Undertaken study was.. Read More


Carbon Pricing to Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Efforts of Bangladesh: Design features and rationale

  • 2019

Executive Summary Background and Objectives In tandem with sustained economic growth in the last three decades, led by industrial sector, Bangladesh’s overall energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emission have increased. As the country aspires to become a high-income country by 2041, the trends of energy consumption and GHG emission are expected to continue.. Read More

Health consequences of climate change in Bangladesh: An overview of the evidence, knowledge gaps and challenges

Abstract Climate change affects almost all aspects of human life, including health. This is particularly true in densely populated and low lying deltas such as Bangladesh. However, the climate-health nexus is a relatively poorly explored domain of research, which is a cause for concern given the country’s intrinsic vulnerability to climatic impacts. The impact of.. Read More