Adapting Development Cooperation to Adapt to Climate Change

Climate change can affect the efficiency with which development resources are invested and the eventual achievement of many development objectives. Drawing upon illustrative case studies in six developing countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Tanzania, Uruguay, Nepal and Fiji, this article examines the synergies and trade-offs involved in integrating adaptation to climate change in development cooperation activities. Key.. Read More

Living in hazardous waterscapes: Gendered vulnerabilities and experiences of floods and disasters

Considerable literature exists on floods and weather-related disasters, but limited attention has been given to the varied social implications of hazards in the lives of people, especially from a gender perspective. This is particularly poignant in floodplains and coastal areas, where water is a key element in giving, sustaining and taking away life and livelihood… Read More

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Local institutions for floodplain management in Bangladesh and the influence of the Flood Action Plan

Institutional arrangements are a key issue for sustainable natural resource management. Recent water and fisheries management projects in Bangladesh have established new local institutions for floodplain management based on community organizations. Although the Flood Action Plan (FAP) was the culmination of an earlier emphasis on technical and structural ‘solutions’ to managing floods and water in.. Read More

Mainstreaming adaptation to climate change in Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

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  • Huq, et al.
  • 2011

Abstract The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are a group of 49 of the world’s poorest countries. They have contributed least to the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) but they are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This is due to their location in some of the most vulnerable regions of the world and.. Read More

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Mainstreaming adaptation to climate change in Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

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  • Huq, et al.
  • 2011

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are a group of 49 of the world’s poorest countriesThey have contributed least to the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) but they are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This is due to their location in some of the most vulnerable regions of the world and their low.. Read More

Climate change and extreme weather events: can developing countries adapt?

Abstract Developing countries are vulnerable to extremes of normal climatic variability, and climate change is likely to increase the frequency and magnitude of some extreme weather events and disasters. Adaptation to climate change is dependent on current adaptive capacity and the development models that are being pursued by developing countries. Various frameworks are available for.. Read More

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Social networks and adaptation in rural Bangladesh

In the coming years, poor village populations in Bangladesh are expected to feel tangible climate change impacts in multiple and catastrophic forms impacting on their livelihoods and survival. Human adaptation to these impacts will thus be imperative. Research in one rural, flood-prone village in Bangladesh provides valuable information about the role of formal and informal.. Read More

Weathering the storm: adolescent girls and climate change

Analysing how and why climate change disproportionately affects adolescent girls, this report seeks to inform decision-makers and policy analysts in countries facing the pressures of climate change about the way forward. Using evidence collected from Ethiopia and Bangladesh, the report demonstrates that climate change is exposing a growing number of girls and young women to.. Read More

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Household response to cyclone and induced surge in coastal Bangladesh: coping strategies and explanatory variables

The purpose of this research is to explore indigenous coping strategies and identify underlying demographic, socio-economic and other relevant variables that influence the adoption of coping strategies in three distinct cyclone-prone coastal villages of Bangladesh. The study finds that cyclones and induced surges are a recurrent phenomenon in coastal Bangladesh; hence people are used to.. Read More

A spatial epidemiological analysis of self-rated mental health in the slums of Dhaka

We found that poor mental health (WHO-5 scores < 13) among the adult population (age ≥15) was prevalent in all slum settlements. We detected spatially autocorrelated WHO-5 scores (i.e., spatial clusters of poor and good mental health among different population groups). Further, we detected spatial associations between mental health and housing quality, sanitation, income generation,.. Read More

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