Displacement with Dignity: International Law and Policy Responses to Climate Change Migration and Security in Bangladesh

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  • 2010

Bangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change. One important human dimension of that vulnerability is the potential for large-scale human displacement as a result of climate change impacts. This article examines the extent to which climate change is likely to impact displacement and migration in and from Bangladesh, and the legal.. Read More

Living with Climate Change: Understanding Human Insecurity for surviving in the Climate Change Vulnerable Bangladesh

Around one million people are living in a water-imprisoned condition because of water-logging in the SW coastal region in Bangladesh. Moreover, five million people along with Biodiversity of the Sundarban ecosystem are also in endangering state due to increasing trend of water logging and salinity encroachment. Water-logging has been consistently reducing control of the coastal.. Read More

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The challenges of local environmental problems facing the urban poor in Chittagong, Bangladesh: a scale-sensitive analysis

This paper explores local environmental problems at both the household and neighbourhood levels in Chittagong, based on a broad spectrum household survey. The survey shows that households in poor areas are very exposed to localized environmental problems and thus necessarily develop a wide range of coping strategies around the living space. Yet poorer households are.. Read More

Built-in resilience: learning from grassroots coping strategies for climate variability

Significant lessons can be drawn from grassroots experiences of coping with extreme weather for reducing the vulnerability of the urban poor to climate change. This paper examines the household and community coping strategies used by low-income households living in Korail, the largest informal settlement in Dhaka. This includes how they use physical, economic and social.. Read More


Flood monitoring, mapping and assessing capabilities using RADARSAT remote sensing, GIS and ground data for Bangladesh

Remote sensing is the most practical method available to managers of flood-prone areas for quantifying and mapping flood impacts. This study explored large inundation areas in the Maghna River Basin, around the northeastern Bangladesh, as determined from passive sensor LANDSAT data and the cloud-penetrating capabilities of the active sensors of the remote imaging microwave RADARSAT… Read More

Threatened wetlands and ecologically sensitive ecosystems management in Bangladesh

Wetlands constitute a part of human heritage. It has played a significant role in the development of human culture and society. More over it contains very rich components of biodiversity of local, national, and regional significance. They also provide habitat for a variety of resident and migratory waterfowl, a significant number of endangered species, and.. Read More


Effects of ozone on growth, yield and leaf gas exchange rates of four Bangladeshi cultivars of rice

To assess the effects of tropospheric O3 on rice cultivated in Bangladesh, four Bangladeshi cultivars (BR11, BR14, BR28 and BR29) of rice (Oryza sativa L.) were exposed daily to charcoal-filtered air or O3 at 60 and 100 nl l(-1) (10:00-17:00) from 1 July to 28 November 2008. The whole-plant dry mass and grain yield per.. Read More

Cholera in Bangladesh: climatic components of seasonal variation

The mechanisms underlying the seasonality of cholera are still not fully understood, despite long-standing recognition of clear bimodal seasonality in Bangladesh. We aimed to quantify the contribution of climatic factors to seasonal variations in cholera incidence. We investigated the association of seasonal and weather factors with the weekly number of cholera patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh,.. Read More


Adaptive social protection: mapping the evidence and policy context in the agriculture sector in South Asia

The concept of Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) refers to a series of measures which aims to build resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable people to climate change by combining elements of social protection (SP), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in programmes and projects. While these approaches have much in common,.. Read More

The future choice of technologies and co-benefits of CO2 emission reduction in Bangladesh power sector

This paper examines the impacts of CO2 emission reduction on future technology selection and energy use in Bangladesh power sector up to 2035 considering the base year 2005. It also examines the implications of CO2 emission reduction targets on energy security of the country. The analysis is based on a long-term energy system model of.. Read More