Hot, Flat, Crowded And Preparing for the Worst

Bangladesh, a country that gets hammered regularly by floods, cyclones, and droughts, is striving to become a global showcase for climate change adaptation. Earlier this month, its government approved a wide-ranging strategy for dealing with climate change that includes ramping up civil engineering projects to control flooding and protect farmland from rising sea levels. Researchers.. Read More

Modeling Climate Change: Perspective and Applications in the Context of Bangladesh

During the past few decades, climate scientists have been warning about changes in global climate with intense impacts on agriculture, livelihood, water resources, ecosystem, energy, and other socioeconomic affairs. Meteorological information and observations of vulnerable entities such as glacier melting unequivocally substantiate the projections. The recent forecast of IPCC reveals that global mean temperature is.. Read More


Sustainable livelihoods and pro-poor market development

The third Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) seminar was held at the University of Bath, in the UK, in July 2009. Hosted by the Livelihoods Network, the seminar series discusses the continued relevance of sustainable livelihoods approaches in development today This Sustainable livelihoods highlights presents discussions from this third seminar and examines the relationships between sustainable livelihoods.. Read More

Bangladesh Climate Change Stategy and Action Plan 2009 (BCCSAP)

BCCSAP 2009 is build on six pillars: 1. Food security, social protection and health 2. Comprehensive disaster management 3. Infrastructure 4. Research and knowledge management 5. Mitigation and low carbon development 6. Capacity building and institutional strengthening


Future Climate Change and Moisture Stress: Impact on Crop Agriculture in South-Western Bangladesh

  • Roy, et al.
  • 2009

Scenario of Moisture Stress in soils and its effects on major crops in South-western region of Bangladesh (grid cell: 22.50N – 25.0N, 87.50E – 90.00ooE) has been assessed based on climate scenarios for two projection years 2030 and 2075 compared to the 1990 baseline. The climate scenarios were developed using an ensemble of 15 GCM.. Read More

Dwindling groundwater resources in northern India, from satellite gravity observations

[1] Northern India and its surroundings, home to roughly 600 million people, is probably the most heavily irrigated region in the world. Temporal changes in Earth’s gravity field in this region as recorded by the GRACE satellite mission, reveal a steady, large-scale mass loss that we attribute to excessive extraction of groundwater. Combining the GRACE.. Read More


Evaluation of management principles and performance of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Bangladesh

Experiments were conducted at irrigated and rainfed lowland rice sites in Bangladesh to assess the performance of management practices that have become known as the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). At a research station, SRI management principles such as seedling age, plant spacing, application of organic manure, seedling densities, duration of planting, planting shape and.. Read More

Climate volatility deepens poverty vulnerability in developing countries

Extreme climate events could influence poverty by affecting agricultural productivity and raising prices of staple foods that are important to poor households in developing countries. With the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events predicted to change in the future, informed policy design and analysis requires an understanding of which countries and groups are going.. Read More


Can picnic influence floral diversity and vitality of trees in Bhawal National Park of Bangladesh?

We examined the impact of picnic activities on forest diversity, structure, regeneration and vitality of tree species in the Bhawal National Park of Bangladesh. The study area was classified as a non-used, occasionally used and frequently used area on the basis of the intensity of the picnic activities. A total of 43 plant species were.. Read More

Planning for sustainable urbanisation in fast growing cities: Mitigation and adaptation issues addressed in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Issues related to sustainable urbanisation are best addressed when coordinated within a strategic framework and facilitated by a system of policy formulation that combines local opinions with scientific insights. This implies that planning for sustainable urbanisation has the potential to minimise climate change threats. While there is a pressing need for this potential to be.. Read More

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