Changes in Cyclone Pattern with Climate Change Perspective in the Coastal Regions of Bangladesh

Climate change has started to alter the way how climatic events take place on the earth. Occurrence and distribution of extreme climatic events are now more frequent and undoubtedly Bangladesh is experiencing the effects of climate change among which the extreme events manifest in a more evident and devastating way. This paper aims at eliciting.. Read More

The endangered forests of Bangladesh: why the process of implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity is not working

Bangladesh has been a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) although implementation of the convention has been poor. We independently assessed the extent to which the program of work (POW) of the CBD has been implemented in Bangladesh by carrying out workshops involving local communities, conservation organizations, universities, and government departments involved in.. Read More

theoretical and applied climatology

Trends in extreme rainfall events of Bangladesh

A study of the variability of the extreme rainfall events in Bangladesh during the time period 1958–2007 has been carried out in this paper. Quality-controlled homogeneous daily precipitation records of nine stations distributed over Bangladesh are used for the study. A total of 15 annual and seasonal indices of rainfall are examined. Variability of annual.. Read More

An international comparison of four polycentric approaches to climate and energy governance

Drawing from work on governance, this article explores four programs and policies that respond in some way to the challenges induced by climate change and modern energy use. Relying primarily on original data collected from research interviews and field research in seven countries along with four case studies, the article notes that polycentric approaches –.. Read More

Energy Policy
Journal of Flood Risk Management

Lessons learned from statistical comparison of flood impact factors among southern and eastern Asian countries

This study analyses southern and eastern Asian country-specific flood disaster-related data mainly categorized into hydrological, socio-economic and flood disaster impact. The highly riverine flood-prone countries namely Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal are considered for comparative study. The results suggest that the economic growth is prevailing in each country.. Read More

Financial viability and eco-efficiency of the solar home systems (SHS) in Bangladesh

To analyze financial viability as well as eco-efficiency of the solar home systems in Bangladesh six case studies are carried out in some selected villages of Chhatak upazila in Bangladesh where NGOs like Grameen Shakti and BRAC are delivering and servicing solar home systems. Financial viability of the SHS is measured by comparing prior expenditure.. Read More


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


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