Factors determining conversion of agricultural land use in Bangladesh: farmers’ perceptions and perspectives of climate change

Abstract The study was accomplished to identify the factors determining land conversion in Bangladesh and evaluate farmers’ perception about the changing land use decision. Data were collected from Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Khulna districts of Bangladesh. A total of 300 sample farmers were interviewed following purposive and random sampling technique. For analyzing data, a combination of.. Read More

What does autonomous adaptation to climate change have to teach public policy and planning about avoiding the risks of maladaptation in Bangladesh?

Climate vulnerability represents a highly complex public policy challenge for government due to its interaction with diverse social, political, economic and ecological factors across scale. The policy challenge is further exacerbated when rural livelihood opportunities depend on multiple land use practices within shared social-ecological systems and adaptation actions related to one practice affects the others… Read More


Three Essays on Managing Extreme Weather Events and Climatic Shocks in Developing and Developed Countries

Abstract Climate change and extreme weather events are affecting the environment, and people’s livelihood in both developing and developed countries. Agriculture, forestry, fishing, livestock, water resources, human health, terrestrial ecosystems, biodiversity, and coastal zones are among the major sectors impacted by these shocks. The challenge of adaptation is particularly acute in the developing countries, as.. Read More


Abstract: Sundarbans mangrove forest is the largest continuous mangrove track of the world which is shared by Bangladesh and India. The Sundarbans reserved forest of Bangladesh constitutes around 51% of the country’s protected area and more than 3 million people depend on its resources. But the forest is under threats by anthropogenic interventions and climate.. Read More

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Smallholder farmers’ perception to climate change impact on crop production: Case from drought prone areas of Bangladesh

  • Roy, et al.
  • 2019

Abstract Agriculture sector, due to its sensitivity, is vulnerable to climate change and it experiences several extreme climatic events such as droughts, flooding, natural catastrophes and salinity intrusion. Coping climate change events and mitigating its impacts on crop production need to assess farmers’ perception. The purpose of the study was to assess smallholder farmers’ perception.. Read More


ABSTRACT Bangladesh is well known for its riverine network where the Inland Water Transportation is still considered as the major transportation sector. Around ten thousand of different types of registered vessels and thousands of unregistered vessels are plying in inland routes. This sector carries over 50% of cargo, 80% of fuel-oil and one quarter of.. Read More


Energy Efficiency and Energy Auditing in Bangladesh

Abstract Bangladesh is at a critical stage in its development, being now listed as a middle-income country, and looking to reach upper-middle income status by 2021. Key to this change is the expanded growth of GDP from its stable 5-6% current growth, to a 7.5 – 8% level which is seen as being integral to.. Read More

Environmental Compliance Opportunities in the Bangladeshi Ready Made Garments Industry: Lessons from the green high achievers

Bangladesh’s Ready-Made Garments (RMG) industry remains the backbone of its industrial growth in the coming decades. This paper sought to examine its environmental compliance landscape in terms of the incentives and barriers RMG entrepreneurs face. The paper in particular looked at the high achievers in greening, which includes some of the factories who have the.. Read More


Autonomy in Building Process to Adapt the Climate Change Impacts: A Study of the Coastal Settlements in Bangladesh

Abstract. Geographically located in the deltaic region, Bangladesh is an ideal breeding ground for natural disasters. Climate change has also induced significant impacts on Bangladesh, particularly for the coastal settlements, which face natural disasters of one kind or another almost every year. Alongside the huge loss of life and destruction of human settlements, different built-environmental,.. Read More

Agricultural livelihoods in coastal Bangladesh under climate and environmental change – a model framework†

Coastal Bangladesh experiences significant poverty and hazards today and is highly vulnerable to climate and environmental change over the coming decades. Coastal stakeholders are demanding information to assist in the decision making processes, including simulation models to explore how different interventions, under different plausible future socio-economic and environmental scenarios, could alleviate environmental risks and promote.. Read More