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


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


Climate Research Coordination in South Asia Issues, Opportunities and Recommendations:

  • New, et al.
  • 2011

This framing paper was commissioned to help those involved in the funding, implementation and use of research in South Asia better target activities by examining some of the key issues and making recommendations for future support. The paper draws together the views from a small panel of experts from the science and policy domains in.. Read More

Climate Proofing Infrastructure in Bangladesh : The Incremental Cost of Limiting Future Flood Damage

Bangladesh is one of the most flood prone countries in the world. Two thirds of the country is less than 5 m above sea level. Past monsoon flood records indicate that about 21% of the country is subject to annual flooding and an additional 42% is at risk of floods with varied intensity. Although annual.. Read More

The Journal of Environment & Development

Poverty and climate change in urban Bangladesh (CLIMURB): an analytical framework

  • Roy, et al.
  • 2011

Around 40 percent of Bangladesh’s population are poor people for whom a variable and unpredictable climate can critically restrict livelihood options. This is true in rural and urban areas alike, but this study focuses on the latter. Urban poverty continues to be neglected in research, policy and action for climate change adaptation in the country… Read More

Impact of climate change on the stream flow of the lower Brahmaputra: trends in high and low flows based on discharge-weighted ensemble modelling

Climate change is likely to have significant effects on the hydrology. The Ganges-Brahmaputra river basin is one of the most vulnerable areas in the world as it is subject to the combined effects of glacier melt, extreme monsoon rainfall and sea level rise. To what extent climate change will impact river flow in the Brahmaputra.. Read More