A multi-criteria analysis of coal-based power generation in Bangladesh

Socio-technical transformations towards low-carbon energy systems are on the way in developed countries. Conversely, developing countries tend to be locked in fossil fuels and foster coal-based energy structures, emphasizing reliable and cost-effective energy provision and sidelining environmental concerns. In this study, we identified and analysed the predominant factors related to coal-based power generation in Bangladesh… Read More

Pattern Recognition of Rainfall Using Wavelet Transform in Bangladesh

  • , et al.
  • 2018

The aim of the study is to explore the regional variation of changing patterns of rainfall in Bangladesh using wavelet transform. The study is completed using rainfall variation of the five regions of Bangladesh as Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar, Rajshahi, Bogra and Sylhet. The duration of the study period was 69 years for Dhaka, 64 years.. Read More


Climate change research in Bangladesh: research gaps and implications for adaptation-related decision-making

In this paper, we present the results of a systematic literature review of climate change vulnerability-related research conducted in Bangladesh between 1994 and 2017 in order to identify trends and knowledge gaps. Our results identify interesting evolutions in the temporal and spatial scales of study and the nature of spatial and thematic associations, suggesting important.. Read More

Pyrolysis and co-composting of municipal organic waste in Bangladesh: A quantitative estimate of recyclable nutrients, greenhouse gas emissions, and economic benefits

  • Mia, et al.
  • 2018

Waste causes environmental pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when it is not managed sustainably. In Bangladesh, municipal organic waste (MOW) is partially collected and landfilled. Thus, it causes deterioration of the environment urging a recycle-oriented waste management system. In this study, we propose a waste management system through pyrolysis of selective MOW for biochar.. Read More


Assessing wetland services for improved development decision-making: a case study of mangroves in coastal Bangladesh

Mangroves provide valuable ecosystem services for the wellbeing of coastal communities. Assessment and valuation of these mangroves services are increasingly advocated in development and conservation decision-making. Translating the values of services into more explicit monetary terms requires understanding of stakeholder activities, socio-economic context and local organizational structure to effectively support decision-making. Based on a survey.. Read More

Bio-economic evaluation of cropping systems for saline coastal Bangladesh: I. Biophysical simulation in historical and future environments

Climate change, increased climate variability, extreme weather events, and increasing salinization pose a serious challenge to the sustainability of crop production in coastal Bangladesh. This study assessed yield performance of rice and non-rice crops under farmers’ current practices across five climate and three salinity scenarios in the south-western coastal zone. Representative village case studies in.. Read More


Preferential Geographic Distribution Pattern of Abiotic Stress Tolerant Rice

Crop productivity and stability of the food system are threatened by climate change, mainly through the effects of predicted abiotic stresses. Despite extensive research on abiotic stress tolerance in the past decades, the successful translation of these research to fields/farmers is scarce. The impelling demand of climate resilient varieties, and the poor translation of research.. Read More

Adaptive delta management: a comparison between the Netherlands and Bangladesh Delta Program

In the Netherlands, the central government, water authorities, provinces and municipalities are working together on a new Delta Program on Flood Risk Management and Fresh Water Supply (DP). Its primary goal is to protect the Netherlands against floods and ensure the availability of fresh water, now and for future generations. The DP has developed a.. Read More


Improving Forest Land Governance: The Case of Developing a Digital Archiving System for Forest Land Records in Bangladesh

Land administration in Bangladesh relies significantly on paper-based records which are stored in multiple government offices. This deters public access to land records that breeds inefficiencies. This article assesses the anticipated impacts and challenges of a digital archiving system for the forest land records on the land governance in Bangladesh. The system is expected to.. Read More

An Analysis of ERD’s Capacity in Accessing Green Climate Fund

With the adoption of Copenhagen Accord in 2009 at 15th COP to UNFCCC and decisions taken at the 16th COP to the UNFCCC in Cancun in 2010, the international community embarked on the development of a new funding framework, stating that a scaled up, new and additional, predictable and adequate funding is envisaged. Accordingly, at UNFCCC COP-17, in Durban, South Africa in December 2011,.. Read More