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Climatic Variability and Wet Season Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Production in North-West Bangladesh

e”> Climate change is influencing rice (Oryza sativa L.) production in some agro-ecological regions of Bangladesh. The impact of seasonal climatic variability on rainfed lowland rice (transplanted aman or T. Aman) yield in north-west Bangladesh was analyzed based on historic weather data from 1 971 to 201 0. Wet season maximum and minimum temperatures were.. Read More

Addressing Disaster Risks and Climate Change in Coastal Bangladesh: Using the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines

This chapter examined the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines) which were endorsed by FAO member states in 2014, in the Bangladesh small-scale fisheries context with particular focus on disaster risks and climate change related guidelines (Para. 9). Given that small-scale coastal fisheries in Bangladesh are subjected to multifaceted.. Read More


Climate change and variability impacts on the forests of Bangladesh – a diagnostic discussion based on CMIP5 GCMs and ENSO

The aim of this study is to assess the evolution of forests in Bangladesh from the perspective of changing climate, with particular emphasis on the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest. Projections for temperature and rainfall change have been made using the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change-Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC-AR5) general circulation models (GCMs).. Read More

Role of Community Based Local Institution for Climate Change Adaptation through Participatory Approach in Teesta Riverine Area of Bangladesh

Climate change adaptation is one of the most crucial issues in developing countries like Bangladesh. The main objective was to understand the linkage of participation with Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to climate change. Institutional framework following different types of conceptual theories (e.g. collective action, group, game and social learning theory) was utilized to analyze the.. Read More


The Environment

This chapter examines some emerging issues concerning the environment and health, with emphasis on low-income countries (LIC) . There is massive exposure in LIC to environmental contaminants such as asbestos , heavy metals or atmospheric pollution . This phenomenon is exacerbated by globalisation. Carcinogens have been exported from high-income countries, and a huge problem is.. Read More

Adaptations to climate change in Bangladesh: Development of a national inventory

Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts and adaptation is the only viable option to deal with this phenomenon. This paper provides an overview of the climate change adaptations in the country which includes spatial and sectoral distribution, aims and timings, stresses and shocks addressed, etc. An inventory was prepared with documented climate change.. Read More


Climate Change Induced Multi Hazards Disaster Risk Assessment in Southern Coastal Belt of Bangladesh

The coastal regions of Bangladesh are disaster prone due to its geographical location. Climate induced natural disasters like severe cyclone, shocking tidal surges, severe floods, underhanded river erosion, excessive rainfall, overwhelming salinity intrusion, sea level rise etc. are occurring more frequently in greater intensities along with prominent human activities. Disaster risk assessment is a key.. Read More

Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services Based Climate Change Adaptation (EbA) in Bangladesh: Status, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Huq, et al.
  • 2017

The paper aims to analyze the extent of Ecosystem Service (ESS) based Adaptation (EbA) to climate change in the policy-making process of Bangladesh. The paper is based on a three stage hybrid policy-making cycle: (i) agenda setting; (ii) policy formulation; and (iii) policy implementation stage, where the contributions of EbA can horizontally (on the ground).. Read More


Poverty, Climate Change Challenges and Coping Strategies of small Scale Farm Household

The main objective of study was to examine poverty level of small scale farmers, climate change challenges they faced and their coping strategies adopting in response to climate change impact. Primary data was collected through interview and group discussion during May 2015 in the Teesta riverine area under Rangpur district of northern Bangladesh. The SPSS.. Read More

Muddy Waters: International Actors and Transboundary Water Cooperation in the Ganges-Brahmaputra Problemshed

The portion of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna mega-basin shared between Nepal, Bhutan, northern India, and Bangladesh is one of the poorest, most densely populated, ecologically vulnerable, and socially and politically unstable areas in the world. As such, reducing the potential for transboundary water conflict by increasing cooperation between riparian states has been of increasing interest to policy-makers.. Read More

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University