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From science to action: Exploring the potentials of Blue Economy for enhancing economic sustainability in Bangladesh

Proper utilization of marine resources towards achieving sustainable economic development has got worldwide attention in recent years. Likewise, the Bangladesh government has also emphasized Blue Growth after settling the permanent maritime boundary with neighboring countries. This study aims to identify the Blue Economy potentials of Bangladesh, evaluate the economic values of these potentials, identify challenges.. Read More

The role of infectious disease impact in informing decision-making for animal health management in aquaculture systems in Bangladesh

The aquaculture sector in Bangladesh is an important employer and a significant source of foreign exchange. In addition, it contributes significantly to food security due to the role of fish in peoples’ diets, the most important source of protein and micronutrients. However, infectious diseases represent an important barrier to sector development due to economic losses.. Read More

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Ecological impact of Rohingya refugees on forest resources: remote sensing analysis of vegetation cover change in Teknaf Peninsula in Bangladesh

Satellite remote sensing technique has been used to assess the vegetation cover changes experienced by areas severely affected by Rohingya refugees in Teknaf peninsula of Bangladesh which is bordering Myanmar. Since 25 August, 2017, approximately 655,000 refugees settled in Bangladesh as of 11 December 2017. Majority of them are settled in the sub-districts of Teknaf.. Read More

Stern review on the economics of climate change: implications for Bangladesh

Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of climate change on economic development in Bangladesh. More specifically, the research aims to figure out the influence of climate change on gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate related to different sectors such as agriculture, forest, water, health and infrastructure. It also attempts to.. Read More

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Climate Change Impacts and Pollution Status of Buriganga River, Bangladesh

The environment of Dhaka city is depraving gradually day by day because of unplanned urbanization, destruction of greeneries by increasing building and economical activities areas to meet the demand of migrated people. This scenario is enhancing the negative change in climate gradually. It is one of the main causes of Buriganga river pollution because of.. Read More

How do climate change and associated hazards impact on the resilience of riparian rural communities in Bangladesh? Policy implications for livelihood development

•An index was developed to understand factors influencing riparian households’ resilience to climate change.•The resilience capacity of riparian households in Bangladesh is rather low.•The main drivers of resilience capacity include livelihood strategies, education and access to food and health services.•Targeted policies are required to enhance the resilience of the poor vulnerable riparian households in Bangladesh… Read More

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Climate Change and its Effects on Crop Production and Water Table in Rajshahi Division

The climatic parameters are changing constantly. These parameters may affect crop production and groundwater table. This may create a threat to food and water security. The author tried to find out the relationships of overall crop production rate, crop production per unit area and groundwater table with climatic parameters. The study concluded that the temperature.. Read More

IMPACTS OF STRUCTURAL MITIGATION MEASURES ON PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITY FLOOD RESILIENCE: EXPERIENCES FROM HAOR COMMUNITIES OF BANGLADESH

Community perceptions of flood resilience hinge upon the translation of their impressions of events in the built environment, which influence that community’s ability to resist, cope with and recover from the adverse impacts of flooding. Any change in the built environment with structural mitigation measures, moderates community perceptions of resilience. These structures may be constructed.. Read More

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Drivers of mangrove ecosystem service change in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh

Mangroves are now well known to provide a range of ecosystem services that benefit local populations, though such ecosystem services are at risk from mangrove deforestation and degradation across much of the tropics. This study aimed to identify the natural and anthropogenic drivers of change that affect ecosystem services of the Sundarbans mangrove forest. Secondary.. Read More

Deconstructing resilience: why gender and power matter in responding to climate stress in Bangladesh

Resilience is increasingly becoming the new buzz word. This paper examines the utility of the concept of resilience for understanding the gendered experiences of women to climate stress, through case study research in South-west Bangladesh. It provides evidence that resilience, as commonly understood, is inadequate for understanding the intersecting vulnerabilities that women face because of.. Read More

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