Built-in resilience: learning from grassroots coping strategies for climate variability

Significant lessons can be drawn from grassroots experiences of coping with extreme weather for reducing the vulnerability of the urban poor to climate change. This paper examines the household and community coping strategies used by low-income households living in Korail, the largest informal settlement in Dhaka. This includes how they use physical, economic and social.. Read More

Flood monitoring, mapping and assessing capabilities using RADARSAT remote sensing, GIS and ground data for Bangladesh

Remote sensing is the most practical method available to managers of flood-prone areas for quantifying and mapping flood impacts. This study explored large inundation areas in the Maghna River Basin, around the northeastern Bangladesh, as determined from passive sensor LANDSAT data and the cloud-penetrating capabilities of the active sensors of the remote imaging microwave RADARSAT… Read More


Threatened wetlands and ecologically sensitive ecosystems management in Bangladesh

Wetlands constitute a part of human heritage. It has played a significant role in the development of human culture and society. More over it contains very rich components of biodiversity of local, national, and regional significance. They also provide habitat for a variety of resident and migratory waterfowl, a significant number of endangered species, and.. Read More

Effects of ozone on growth, yield and leaf gas exchange rates of four Bangladeshi cultivars of rice

To assess the effects of tropospheric O3 on rice cultivated in Bangladesh, four Bangladeshi cultivars (BR11, BR14, BR28 and BR29) of rice (Oryza sativa L.) were exposed daily to charcoal-filtered air or O3 at 60 and 100 nl l(-1) (10:00-17:00) from 1 July to 28 November 2008. The whole-plant dry mass and grain yield per.. Read More


Cholera in Bangladesh: climatic components of seasonal variation

The mechanisms underlying the seasonality of cholera are still not fully understood, despite long-standing recognition of clear bimodal seasonality in Bangladesh. We aimed to quantify the contribution of climatic factors to seasonal variations in cholera incidence. We investigated the association of seasonal and weather factors with the weekly number of cholera patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh,.. Read More

Adaptive social protection: mapping the evidence and policy context in the agriculture sector in South Asia

The concept of Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) refers to a series of measures which aims to build resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable people to climate change by combining elements of social protection (SP), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in programmes and projects. While these approaches have much in common,.. Read More


The future choice of technologies and co-benefits of CO2 emission reduction in Bangladesh power sector

This paper examines the impacts of CO2 emission reduction on future technology selection and energy use in Bangladesh power sector up to 2035 considering the base year 2005. It also examines the implications of CO2 emission reduction targets on energy security of the country. The analysis is based on a long-term energy system model of.. Read More

Climate change, its impacts and possible community based responses in Bangladesh

This paper aims to summarise current international and national literature on climate change and put it into language which will be more easily understood by development practitioners in Bangladesh and elsewhere. Specifically, the paper is divided into the following sections: -what is climate change? -future climate change predictions -climate change mitigation -climate change effects on.. Read More


Climate Change Mitigation by the Forestry Options in Bangladesh – A Synthesis

Understanding the background of climate change along with its causes, consequences, and responses of the global community is important for climate change mitigation. This chapter attempts to construct a theoretical framework on how climate change disrupts the human and ecological systems and how forest land use mitigates this. As a global response to the climate.. Read More

Carbon Sequestration in the Forests of Bangladesh

Bangladesh has huge degraded forestlands which can be reforested by the CDM projects. To realize the potential of the forestry sector in developing countries for full-scale emission mitigation, understanding carbon sequestration potential of different species in different types of plantations are important. This chapter deals with carbon sequestrating potentials of the A/R activities with the.. Read More