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A pre-feasibility study of wind resources in Kutubdia Island, Bangladesh

Kutubdia is one of the coastal islands in Bangladesh. The wind speed data at the wind monitoring station of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), Kutubdia, located in a built-up area, appears to be low, but at another location, near the seashore, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) finds that the wind energy availability should be reasonably.. Read More

Land, farming, livelihoods, and poverty: rethinking the links in the rural South

Livelihoods in the rural South are becoming increasingly separated from farming and land. Non-farm opportunities have expanded and increased the levels of mobility leading to the delocalisation of livelihoods. This requires a reconsideration of some old questions regarding how best to achieve pro-poor development in the Rural South. The purpose of this paper is to.. Read More

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State of Energy Consumption and CO2 Emission in Bangladesh

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Carbon dioxide ( CO2) is one of the most important gases in the atmosphere, and is necessary for sustaining life on Earth. It is also considered to be a major greenhouse gas contributing to global warming and climate change. In this article, energy consumption in Bangladesh is analyzed and estimates are made of CO2 emission.. Read More

Implications of changing national policies on land use in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

Land use in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh had undergone changes over the past several centuries. The landscape, which was mostly covered with forest with interspersed shifting cultivation plots until the beginning of the colonial period, has gradually changed into a landscape with a blend of land uses. Overall, the forest area has.. Read More

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Financial and economic suitability of agroforestry as an alternative to shifting cultivation: The case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

As in other mountain regions of Asia, agricultural lands in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh are undergoing degradation due primarily to environmentally incompatible land use systems such as distorted from of shifting cultivation (jhum) requiring the slashing and burning of vegetation every year. Agroforestry is considered to be environmentally suitable for the mountainous.. Read More

Prospects of renewable energy utilisation for electricity generation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has been facing a power crisis for about a decade, mainly because of inadequate power generation capacity compared with demand and the ageing infrastructure of many existing power generation facilities. Only 20% of the total population are connected to grid electricity—25% in urban areas and a mere 10% in rural areas where 80% of.. Read More

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Workshop on Climate Change Impact Modeling Report & Presentations

Bangladesh is already experiencing climate related hazards like floods, droughts, cyclones and others which will aggravate following climate change and changes in climate variability. A significant part of the coastal region is threatened by salinity intrusion and submersion due to sea level rise. The general predictions are – more floods, untimely floods, more droughts, drainage.. Read More

Management of inland open water fisheries resources of Bangladesh: Issues and options

Despite the possession of a highly productive inland water area of about 45,000 km2, the continuing decrease in fish catch increasingly threatens the livelihoods of more than 12 million fishers in Bangladesh. The government’s open access and leasing policies have been identified as the principal causes of catch decline. Conflicting demands on the inland aquatic.. Read More

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Adaptation options for managing water related extreme events under climate change regime: Bangladesh perspectives

Owing to a number of natural and man-made factors, Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to water-related extreme events (Ahmad et al ., 2000). In the wake of global warming and its associated changes in biophysical environmental conditions, it is feared that the country would be most severely affected. The anticipated changes in the hydrological regime would.. Read More

Evidence against disaster-induced migration: The 2004 tornado in north-central Bangladesh

Migration is generally considered to be one of the primary responses to a natural disaster. The existing literature widely acknowledges the fact that disaster victims migrate from affected areas. This paper, though, provides empirical evidence of the non-occurrence of out-migration in the aftermath of the 14 April 2004 tornado in Bangladesh. Data collected from 291.. Read More

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