Livelihoods in rural Bangladesh

For many of the poorest residents of Subarnabad, a village in rural Bangladesh, lackof money to meet basic needs is related to the environmental changes that have been occurring during the last 25 to 30 years. The authors describe the local vulnerabilities to environmental change such as saltwater intrusion and shrimp farm introduction in rural.. Read More

Evaluating flood hazard for land-use planning in greater Dhaka of Bangladesh using remote sensing and GIS techniques

Floods are a common feature in rapidly urbanizing Dhaka and its adjoining areas. Though Greater Dhaka experiences flood almost in every year, flood management policies are mostly based on structural options including flood walls, dykes, embankments etc. Many shortcomings of the existing flood management systems are reported in numerous literatures. The objective of this paper.. Read More

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Biodiversity and its conservation in the Sundarban Mangrove Ecosystem

The Sundarban, covering about one million ha in the delta of the rivers Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna is shared between Bangladesh (~60%) and India (~40%), and is the world’s largest coastal wetland. The area experiences a subtropical monsoonal climate with an annual rainfall of 1,600–1,800 mm and severe cyclonic storms. Enormous amounts of sediments carried.. Read More

Migration and inequality: policy implications

Does migration help to reduce inequality and if so, what policies can help to enhance this effect? Migration represents an important livelihood diversification strategy for many in the world’s poorest nations, and may be a way for poor people to gain better access to resources. This briefing paper examines the effects migration has on inequality… Read More


Response of monsoon precipitation in the Himalayas to global warming

Reconstruction of annual net accumulation using ice cores from the Dasuopu glacier reveals monsoon precipitation variability in the central Himalayas over the past three centuries. We found that the broad features of the snow accumulation are reverse to the Northern Hemisphere temperature reconstruction over the past 300 years. On average, a 0.1°C change in Northern.. Read More

Advancement of renewables in Bangladesh and Thailand: Policy intervention and institutional settings

This article reviews and analyses the advancement of renewable sources of energy in Bangladesh and Thailand in terms of policy intervention and institutional settings. Since renewable forms of energy emit far smaller amounts of greenhouse gas compared with fossil fuels, their use should mitigate climate change impacts while contributing to the provision of energy services… Read More


Renewable energy resources and technologies practice in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has very limited nonrenewable energy resources of its own. She is facing energy crisis and serious desertification problem in rural areas. These issues could be removed if renewable energy is used as a primary source of energy in rural areas. It is essential for scientists and researchers to find out the renewable energy resources.. Read More

Bangladesh Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability: A Synthesis

According to the Third Assessment Report of IPCC, South Asia is the most vulnerable region of the world to climate change impacts (McCarthy et al., 2001). The international community also recognizes that Bangladesh ranks high in the list of most vulnerable countries on earth. Bangladesh’s high vulnerability to climate change is due to a number of hydro-geological and.. Read More


Equity in National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs): the case of Bangladesh

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Chapter in W.N. Adger, J. Paavola, S. Huq, M.J. Mace (Eds.), Fairness in Adaptation to Climate Change, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2006), pp. 131–153

Potential contribution of the forestry sector in Bangladesh to carbon sequestration

The Kyoto Protocol provides for the involvement of developing countries in an atmospheric greenhouse gas reduction regime under its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Carbon credits are gained from reforestation and afforestation activities in developing countries. Bangladesh, a densely populated tropical country in South Asia, has a huge degraded forestland which can be reforested by CDM.. Read More