Extreme Weather Events in a Changing Climate

This World Bank research on extreme weather events focuses on potential impacts of floods and cyclones on population and economic productivity, and quantification of adaptation costs.

Assessing the Evidence: Environment, Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh

The study brings together existing evidence on the climate change, environment and migration nexus in Bangladesh. The evidence in the document comes from a wide variety of sources and studies, including Government of Bangladesh statistics and policy documents, academic research, working papers and other publications and research carried out by national, bilateral and multilateral organizations,.. 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 density. The combination of a high level of poverty, and a depleted ecological system increase the country’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, which threatens the development achievements over the last decades. The increasing risks from.. Read More

Policy agenda for addressing climate change in Bangladesh: Copenhagen and beyond

The paper analyses the impact of climate change on Bangladesh, and focuses on initiatives within the country to mitigate against climate change. The most severe impact of global warming is expected to be felt in the rising sea level of the Bay of Bengal, which is anticipated to submerge 20 per cent of the total.. Read More

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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