underding cc from below

Understanding climate change from below, addressing barriers from above: Practical experience and learning from a community-based adaptation project in Bangladesh

The book is an outcome of an action research project on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCA-DRR). Although climate change is a global problem, its impacts are felt locally particularly in developing countries. The CCA-DRR project grasps the local voices to understand the vulnerability of climate change and facilitate those people to increase.. Read More

Exploring the population – environment nexus: understanding climate change, environmental degradation and migration in Bangladesh

This paper brings together the important but sensitive issues of climate change and its impacts on population within the context of a developing country such as Bangladesh. It considers the nexus between people and their natural environment through the lens of current and future climatic changes. In doing so, the paper draws together arguments that.. Read More

Climate Change induced Disasters and Gender Dimensions: Bangladesh Perspective

Until very recently, gender issues have not been properly addressed in climate change, migration and protection discussions. But this is well recognized that man and women have their different role, responsibilities and consequences in the face of upcoming climate change and its multifarious consequences. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the.. Read More

Shrimp culture: Trend, consequences and sustainability in the south-western coastal region of Bangladesh

Shrimp culture along the coast of southwest Bangladesh was a traditional practice and usually restricted within land between the levees and the river channels (Deb, 1998; Islam et al., 2005; Nandy et al., 2007). However, since early seventies of the last century farmers and investors are encouraged to involve most in shrimp farming within polders—large.. Read More


The social dimensions of adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the country’s most vulnerable to climate change which also has a very high population. The increasing risks from climate change, sea level rise, and natural and man-made hazards, such as cyclones, storm surge, flooding, land erosion, water logging, and salinity intrusion in soil and water, already have adversely affected livelihoods of.. Read More

Vulnerability of Bangladesh to cyclones in a changing climate : potential damages and adaptation cost

This paper integrates information on climate change, hydrodynamic models, and geographic overlays to assess the vulnerability of coastal areas in Bangladesh to larger storm surges and sea-level rise by 2050. The approach identifies polders (diked areas), coastal populations, settlements, infrastructure, and economic activity at risk of inundation, and estimates the cost of damage versus the.. Read More


Implications of climate change for fresh groundwater resources in coastal aquifers in Bangladesh

The objective of this study is to improve understanding of the implications of climate change for the groundwater systems in coastal Bangladesh. This is achieved by: (a) obtaining available geologic, hydrologic, and geochemical information on coastal aquifers of Bangladesh; (b) developing groundwater flow and salt transport models representing general features and conditions along the coast.. Read More

Gender issue in climate change discourse: theory versus reality

By reviewing literature related to climate change and gender issue this paper finds that women are more vulnerable to climate disasters than men through their socially constructed roles and responsibilities, and their relatively poorer and more economically vulnerable position, especially in the developing world. In Bangladesh, gender inequalities with respect to enjoyment of human rights,.. Read More


Climate proofing infrastructure in Bangladesh : the incremental cost of limiting future inland monsoon flood damage

Two-thirds of Bangladesh is less than 5 meters above sea level, making it one of the most flood prone countries in the world. Severe flooding during a monsoon causes significant damage to crops and property, with severe adverse impacts on rural livelihoods. Future climate change seems likely to increase the destructive power of monsoon floods… Read More

Agriculture and food security in South Asia: a historical analysis and long run perspective

This study has focused on the regional and national assessments of the potential effects of increasing population and changing climatic condition on food security in South Asian countries. The efforts have been put forth e eight countries of South Asia. Probable population, food demand and production in future have been predicted with considering population growth.. Read More