Climate change, its impacts and possible community based responses in Bangladesh

This paper aims to summarise current international and national literature on climate change and put it into language which will be more easily understood by development practitioners in Bangladesh and elsewhere. Specifically, the paper is divided into the following sections: -what is climate change? -future climate change predictions -climate change mitigation -climate change effects on.. Read More

Climate Change Mitigation by the Forestry Options in Bangladesh – A Synthesis

Understanding the background of climate change along with its causes, consequences, and responses of the global community is important for climate change mitigation. This chapter attempts to construct a theoretical framework on how climate change disrupts the human and ecological systems and how forest land use mitigates this. As a global response to the climate.. Read More


Carbon Sequestration in the Forests of Bangladesh

Bangladesh has huge degraded forestlands which can be reforested by the CDM projects. To realize the potential of the forestry sector in developing countries for full-scale emission mitigation, understanding carbon sequestration potential of different species in different types of plantations are important. This chapter deals with carbon sequestrating potentials of the A/R activities with the.. Read More

Implications of biomass energy and traditional burning technology in Bangladesh

Globally, biomass contributes to the largest share to primary energy supply in developing countries, Bangladesh in particular. The major use of this biomass energy is for domestic cooking in the rural areas. As the climate change mitigation response option, the sustainable production of biomass and its supply for primary and secondary energy along with the.. Read More


Role of Land–Water Classification and Manning’s Roughness Parameter in Space-Borne Estimation of Discharge for Braided Rivers: A Case Study of the Brahmaputra River in Bangladesh

The proposed Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission will provide global, space-based estimates of water elevation, its temporal change, and its spatial slope for terrestrial water bodies. Using derivations of water slope from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation data, river bathymetry and Manning’s equation, the potential of SWOT for discharge estimation of.. Read More

Climatic variations: Farming systems and livelihoods in the high Barind tract and coastal areas of Bangladesh

Geographically, Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to climate change. In particular, impacts of climate variability on agriculture and consequences on other sectors are already evident in the drought prone High Barind Tract and coastal regions. The agriculture and fisheries sectors in the High Barind Tract (HBT) and southern coastal region are very likely to face significant.. Read More


Agricultural and Environmental Changes in Bangladesh in Response to Global Warming

Global climate change is a growing concern for Bangladesh. To evaluate the global climate change effects on environmental changes and agricultural production in Bangladesh, long-term data on selected climatic variables (1948–2006), agricultural production (1960–2006), and population growth (1940–2008) were collected, organized and analyzed. Results suggested that although Bangladesh emits less than 0.2% of the global.. Read More

Global observation of EKC hypothesis for CO2, SOx and NOx emission: A policy understanding for climate change mitigation in Bangladesh

Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis is critical to understanding the developmental path of a nation in relation to its environment. How the effects of economic development processes dictate environmental changes can be found through the study of EKC. To understand the EKC phenomena for climate change, this study was undertaken by reviewing the available literature… Read More

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Adaptation in situ or retreat? A multivariate approach to explore the factors that guide the peoples’ preference against the impacts of sea level rise in coastal Bangladesh

This paper is aimed to identify the factors that influence peoples’ preference for adaptation against the impacts of sea level rise (SLR). A total of 285 respondents from three coastal villages in Bangladesh are randomly interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. First, employing the principal component analysis various factors that influence adaptation preferences of people are.. Read More

Inland capture fisheries

The reported annual yield from inland capture fisheries in 2008 was over 10 million tonnes, although real catches are probably considerably higher than this. Inland fisheries are extremely complex, and in many cases poorly understood. The numerous water bodies and small rivers are inhabited by a wide range of species and several types of fisher.. Read More