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Trend Analysis of Climate Change and Investigation on Its Probable Impacts on Rice Production at Satkhira, Bangladesh

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Abstract  This study aimed at statistical analysis of the recent trend of climate change and prediction of future climate change  scenarios with Global Climate Models (GCMs) and most importantly investigation on the impacts of climate change  on  rice  production. The  Satkhira  district  was  taken as the  study  area,  which  represented  the  coastal  zone of Bangladesh.  There  was  a  statistically  non­significant  increasing  trend  of annual  maximum and minimum temperature and annual total rainfall through the period of 1950­2006. The trend analysis of seasonal rainfall for  the  period 1981­2006 could reveal that, from the last two decades the seasonal  normal  rainfall  pattern has  been altered.  Rainfall  in  pre­monsoon  and  winter .. Read More

Predicting endemic cholera: the role of climate variability and disease dynamics

Retrospective studies of cholera time series in Bangladesh have established a role of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), but also of the non-linear dynamics of the disease itself, through changes in the population levels of immunity in this endemic region. The prediction ability of a semi-mechanistic time series model that incorporates both these elements.. Read More

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Promoting adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh

Produced in 2008, this briefing focuses on the impact of climate change on Bangladesh’s rural poor. A great deal has been written on rising sea levels in Bangladesh but, as this paper outlines, climate change also has many other consequences. Rural communities, whose livelihoods are intimately tied to the environment, are profoundly affected by the.. Read More

2006 Bangladesh Urban Health Survey (UHS)

Nearly all of the global population growth in the next three decades will occur in urban areas, primarily as a massive migration occurs from the rural areas of middle and lower-income societies to their cities. Many, if not most of these migrants, who are generally possessed of low human and financial capital on arrival in.. Read More

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Working Together for Responsible & Eco-friendly Shrimp Farming In Bangladesh

Although Bangladesh is a small stakeholder in the global shrimp market, the shrimp sector is a key stakeholder in Bangladesh economy in terms of employment, income generation and earning of foreign currency for the country. Commercial Shrimp farming in Bangladesh was started in the Satkhira district of the SW coastal region Bangladesh in 1960s. The.. Read More

Cyclone shelters and alternatives for sustained development in Bangladesh

Purpose – Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Natural disasters adversely affect the country’s economy and deter its development. Thus preparedness for the disasters, along with effective prevention and mitigation measures, is imperative for sustainable development of the country. The purpose of this paper is to examine the present state.. Read More

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Improved design and construction of rural housing in Noakhali

Our country, especially the coastal regions of Bangladesh has evolved in the face of repetitious calamities i.e. most regularly hit by cyclones. It is with this in mind that IUCN initiated a project, at Noakhali, on March 2008, that focuses on the current ‘CLIMATE CRISIS’ and building of stronger, safer local houses which will respect.. Read More

Climate change, vulnerability and livelihood: possibilities and prospect of the Charlands of Bangladesh

This paper examines the vulnerability situation of people in the Charlands of Bangladesh. These are sandbars that emerge as islands within the river channel or as attached land to the riverbanks as a result of the dynamics of erosion and accretion in the rivers. The Charlands, or Chars, are home to some of the poorest.. Read More

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Opportunities to achieve poverty reduction and climate change benefits through low carbon energy access programmes

This report presents the preliminary results of a survey commissioned and funded by DFID, conducted on international low carbon energy access (LCEA) projects that won the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. The following are the findings: there are substantial direct benefits to the poor from low carbon energy scale and impact are achievable by small.. Read More

Tropical Cyclones: Impact on Coastal Livelihoods

The coastal zone of Bangladesh is highly prone to disasters, particularly tropical cyclones and storm surges.The agriculture and fisheries sector suffer the most. This study points out a number of steps and policy options for coping with the change and sustaining livelihood activities using scientific, technological and institutional measures.

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