Livelihood exposure to climatic stresses in the north-eastern floodplains of Bangladesh

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  • 2018

In this paper, we seek to better understand the temporal and spatial aspects of climatic stress on local resource production systems and resource-use behaviors by including the perspectives of resource-dependent communities. Field research was conducted over a nine-month period in the remote north-eastern floodplain communities of Bangladesh, considered one of the most climate-vulnerable, least developed.. Read More

Rapid migrations and dynamics of citizen response

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  • 2018

One of the pressing social concerns of our time is the need for meaningful responses to migrants and refugees fleeing conflict and environmental catastrophe. We model the influx of migrants into a city, varying the rates of entry, and find a non-linear inverse relationship between the fraction of resident population whose tolerance levels are breached.. Read More


Tipping points in adaptation to urban flooding under climate change and urban growth: The case of the Dhaka megacity

Envisioning the future city as the outcome of planned development, several master and strategic plans for Dhaka were prepared. However, these plans, do not adequately address the well-known and combined effects of climate change and unplanned urbanization on urban flooding. Additionally, the spatial planning component is missing in adaptation planning, which broadly concentrates on the.. Read More

Effect of plastic mulch on crop yield and land degradation in south coastal saline soils of Bangladesh

The experiment was conducted during dry season of 2016 and 2017 at farmer’s field of Kalapara Upazila of Patuakhali district, Bangladesh to develop tools to reduce salinity impact in maize and to reduce salinity induced land degradation. There were five treatments in the experiment having three different color plastic mulch (blue, black and white) and rice straw mulch and a non mulch.. Read More


Feasible and Sustainable Coastal Protection and Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Areas of Bangladesh

ABSTRACT Bangladesh has about a 710 km long coastline with the Bay of Bengal at the southernmost part of the country. Due to the dynamic characteristics of the Meghna estuary, geographic location and climatic conditions, the coastal regions of Bangladesh are subjected to a number of challenges every year including coastal erosion, sedimentation, salinity intrusion,.. Read More

Research on the Impact of Climate Change on the Fragility of a Country Based on Analytic Hierarchy Process

Abstract National fragility can reflect a country’s level of development, potential wind risks, and is crucial for the country to formulate future development strategies. This paper uses the Analytic Hierarchy Process to establish a fragility evaluation index system based on social factors, economic factors, political factors, and climate factors, and obtains the weight values of.. Read More



Northeastern Bangladesh (NEB; 90.5°–92.5°E, 24°–25.5°N) has unique lowland areas known as haors. The “Boro” paddy (rice) crop is cultivated in these haors in dry winter season (December–February) and harvested during April–May. Boro accounted for ~55% of national rice production per annum during 2011–16 and NEB contributed to ~15% of the total Boro rice production over.. Read More

Green Banking in Bangladesh: Evolution, Practices, and Challenges

Abstract In response to the global awareness over environmental pollution and subsequent climate change, banks are increasingly adopting green banking practices all over the world. Bangladesh Bank has made green banking official through the issuance of environmental risk management guideline in 2011. This paper aims to provide an overview of evolution, current practices, and challenges.. Read More


The Contribution of Agricultural Investments to Food Loss and the World Rice Market in Asian Countries

Abstract This study examines the role of agricultural investment growth in food loss, and international rice price using a partial equilibrium model. The developed Rice Economy Climate Change (RECC) model covers rice markets in 24 countries and regions. The purpose of this study is to conduct simulations on how agricultural investment for agricultural machinery and.. Read More

Deltas in transition

Abstract Small island states and large delta areas in particular have been in the spotlight in debates about the consequences of climate change, sea level rise and migration. In this chapter, the authors aim to give an overview of recent debates dealing with the interrelations of environmental changes – some of which are an outcome.. Read More