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Political economy of Bali Climate Conference: a roadmap of climate commercialization

This policy discussion paper critically reviews the UNFCCC climate change negotiations held in Bali in December 2007. It is intended to provide an insight to the readers, especially developing country’s policy makers and negotiators, on the recent dimension of mitigating climate change impacts. The discussion paper disputes the concept of ‘climate commercialization’ on which the.. Read More

Pattern of medical waste management: existing scenario in Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Medical waste is infectious and hazardous. It poses serious threats to environmental health and requires specific treatment and management prior to its final disposal. The problem is growing with an ever-increasing number of hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic laboratories in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. However, research on this critical issue has been very limited, and there is.. Read More

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Stemming the tide

The article talks about the islanders in the Sundarbans delta who have no escape from the rising ocean. Sundarbans is the largest mangrove wilderness on the planet. Across the Indian portion of the delta, homes have been swept away while fields and fruit trees were ravaged by worsening monsoon rains. The experience of the Sundarbans’.. Read More

Determinants of willingness to pay for safe drinking water: a case study in Bangladesh

The aims of the current study are to estimate the economic value of arsenic safe drinking water in rural Bangladesh and to identify the determinants of household willingness to pay (WTP) for safe drinking water. In this study, households living in different highly arsenic concentrated areas in Bangladesh were asked for their WTP for the.. Read More

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Mountain Commons: Changing Space and Status at Community Levels in the Himalayas

This paper deals with the imperatives of nature-society interaction in the Himalayas as seen through CPR (Common Property Resources). It specifically looks at the process and factors that characterize the dynamics of the above interactions, with particular reference to the changing status and governance of CPRs at community levels. The paper puts together the synthesis.. Read More

Climate variability and change: adaptation to drought in Bangladesh. A resource book and training guide

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In Bangladesh where agriculture is the largest sector of the economy, agricultural production is under pressure from increasing demands for food. A large percentage of the population is already vulnerable to a range of natural hazards with increasing climate variability and climate change expected to aggravate the situation further by causing more frequent and intense.. Read More

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Climate variability and change: adaptation to drought in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh where agriculture is the largest sector of the economy, agricultural production is under pressure from increasing demands for food. A large percentage of the population is already vulnerable to a range of natural hazards with increasing climate variability and climate change expected to aggravate the situation further by causing more frequent and intense.. Read More

Farmers’ willingness to pay for irrigation water under government managed small scale irrigation projects in Bangladesh

The study attempts to determine the economic value of irrigation water in a government managed small scale irrigation project (GMSSIP) by eliciting farmers’ willingness to pay (WTP) using contingent valuation method (CVM) in the form of single bounded closed ended WTP questions. Agricultural farmers in the study area, who currently largely depend on privately owned.. Read More

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Climate variability and change: adaptation to drought in Bangladesh. A resource book and training guide

In Bangladesh where agriculture is the largest sector of the economy, agricultural production is under pressure from increasing demands for food. A large percentage of the population is already vulnerable to a range of natural hazards with increasing climate variability and climate change expected to aggravate the situation further by causing more frequent and intense.. Read More

We know what we need. South Asian women speak out on climate change adaptation

Women will suffer most from climate change, because they are poorer. They have less access to financial resources, land, education, health and other basic rights than men, and are seldom involved in decision making processes. Women are therefore less able to cope with the impacts of climate change and are less able to adapt. This.. Read More

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