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

Implications of biomass energy and traditional burning technology in Bangladesh

Globally, biomass contributes to the largest share to primary energy supply in developing countries, Bangladesh in particular. The major use of this biomass energy is for domestic cooking in the rural areas. As the climate change mitigation response option, the sustainable production of biomass and its supply for primary and secondary energy along with the.. Read More


Role of Land–Water Classification and Manning’s Roughness Parameter in Space-Borne Estimation of Discharge for Braided Rivers: A Case Study of the Brahmaputra River in Bangladesh

The proposed Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission will provide global, space-based estimates of water elevation, its temporal change, and its spatial slope for terrestrial water bodies. Using derivations of water slope from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation data, river bathymetry and Manning’s equation, the potential of SWOT for discharge estimation of.. Read More

Climatic variations: Farming systems and livelihoods in the high Barind tract and coastal areas of Bangladesh

Geographically, Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to climate change. In particular, impacts of climate variability on agriculture and consequences on other sectors are already evident in the drought prone High Barind Tract and coastal regions. The agriculture and fisheries sectors in the High Barind Tract (HBT) and southern coastal region are very likely to face significant.. Read More