bangladesh journal online

Mapping Practices and Technologies of Climate-Smart Agriculture in Bangladesh

Abstract Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an integrative approach of increasing productivity, enhancing resilience, and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. The study addresses four research questions: (I) How many agro-region based climate change hot spots are there in Bangladesh with specific reference to CSA, (II) what are the contribution of practices and technologies of CSA? (III) How.. Read More

Innovating Short-Term Preparedness Actions Using Climate Information

Abstract Weather-related hazards, which are expected to increase in frequency and severity as a result of climate change, wreak havoc on vulnerable populations around the globe, and in developing countries in particular. This places a great demand on the humanitarian system, requiring humanitarian actors to work differently—now and in the future. In this chapter, we.. Read More


The Risk and Policy Space for Loss and Damage: Integrating Notions of Distributive and Compensatory Justice with Comprehensive Climate Risk Management

Abstract The Warsaw Loss and Damage Mechanism holds high appeal for complementing actions on climate change adaptation and mitigation, and for delivering needed support for tackling intolerable climate related-risks that will neither be addressed by mitigation nor by adaptation. Yet, negotiations under the UNFCCC are caught between demands for climate justice, understood as compensation, for.. Read More

Displacement and Resettlement: Understanding the Role of Climate Change in Contemporary Migration

Abstract How do we understand displacement and resettlement in the context of climate change? This chapter outlines challenges and debates in the literature connecting climate change to the growing global flow of people. We begin with an outline of the literature on environmental migration, specifically the definitions, measurements, and forms of environmental migration. The discussion.. Read More


Towards Establishing a National Mechanism to Address Losses and Damages: A Case Study from Bangladesh

Abstract This chapter presents a case study of setting up a national mechanism to address losses and damages in Bangladesh—a highly climate vulnerable country facing significant losses and damages, putting its domestic resources and expertise together to respond in a way that looks ahead and beyond the conventional responses to climate change. The efforts underway.. Read More

The Role of ICT in Energy Sector: Towards a Digital Bangladesh by 2021

Abstract Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can play a major role in mitigating different challenges of the energy and environmental sectors faced by many countries of the world. For example, ICT helps both the developed and developing countries to face many challenges associated with climate change, waste management, energy scarcity and loss of biodiversity. For.. Read More


Importance of Cross-Border Electricity Trading in Bangladesh Energy Sector

Abstract Since there are complementarities in demand for electricity and resource endowments, which is a result of having diverse primary energy sources and differences in seasonal patterns of electricity availability and requirements, the strengthening of cross-border electricity cooperation within the South Asian region can be a revolutionary answer to ensuring sufficient and reliable electricity availability.. Read More

Species-specific growth resilience to drought in a mixed semi-deciduous tropical moist forest in South Asia

Abstract The frequency and intensity of drought events have increased during the recent decades, particularly in the tropics. Yet, the growth and physiological responses of many tropical tree species to drought are still inadequately understood. We studied the drought resilience of two functionally different canopy tree species (Chukrasia tabularis and Toona ciliata) from a moist tropical forest.. Read More


Branding gender in climate change adaptation policies in Bangladesh.

Abstract : This research paper seeks to make the most of the accessible resources and strengthen future research and interventions on gender and climate change policies and adaptation planning in Bangladesh. By illustrating the existing publicly available literature and personal communications with experts in the field of gender and climate change, the paper highlights the challenges of mainstreaming gender.. Read More

Shifting planting date of Boro rice as a climate change adaptation strategy to reduce water use

Abstract Suitable adaptation strategies for dry season Boro rice cultivation under future climate changescenarios are important for future food security in Bangladesh. This study assessed the effect of shifting trans−/planting date of dry season Boro rice as an adaptation strategy, with focus on water requirements under future climate scenarios. Potential crop water requirement, effective rainfall and irrigation requirement to satisfy crop evapotranspiration of Boro rice were estimated using CropWat 8.0 for early, normal and late planting.. Read More