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

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Are remittances a source of finance for private adaptation strategy? Evidence from a natural experiment in the Cyclon e Sidr hit regions of southern Bangladesh

We model household responses to storm protection actions in an endogenous risk framework and then test the predictions based on a recently concluded survey from southern Bangladesh hit by the category-5 Cyclone-Sidrin 2007. Households decide on the margin how to finance private adaptive expenditures and foreign remittances come into play a pivotal role in shaping.. Read More

Children’s perspective on adaptation to heat waves and heavy precipitation in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • 2018

Dhaka is one of the most vulnerable cities of the world to the adverse effects of climate change and variables. Children of Dhaka are the most vulnerable group of people to any crucial change in weather pattern or climate; i.e. heat wave and heavy precipitation. However, little research has been conducted with children on their.. Read More


Urban Dynamics: An undervalued issue for water logging disaster risk management in case of Dhaka city, Bangladesh

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  • 2018

An accelerated wave of urbanization and the rapid population growth are brutally transmuting the urban fabric of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. These rampant growth combined with climatic changes are triggering an increase in vulnerability of communities to hazardous events like flood, earthquake, fire hazards, water logging. In recent years water logging has become an increasingly prevailing.. Read More

Status of atmospheric particulate matter and black carbon concentration at Ashuganj in Brahmanbaria

Abstract Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) samples (both PM10 and PM2.5 ) were collected simultaneously from Midland Power Company Limited at Ashuganj, in Brahmanbaria to monitor the seasonal fluctuations of particulate matter and black carbon (BC) concentrations from air samples. Total eight samples were collected from January 2016 to December 2017 using two Air Metrics MiniVol.. Read More