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What does Bangladesh tell us about innovation in climate change adaptation

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Bangladesh is often called the ‘adaptation capital of the world’ because of its exciting progress as one of the most climate vulnerable countries of the world. Given the continuously changing social, economic, political, and climatic regimes at the national, regional and global levels, it is important to keep the pace of adaptation going by taking.. Read More

Prediction and comparison of monthly indoor heat stress (WBGT and PHS) for RMG production spaces in Dhaka, Bangladesh

In recent years, due to lack of considerations of indoor thermal condition as well as increasing global temperature has led to rapid increase of heatstroke patients at workplaces. In such context predicting overheated environment is becoming an imperative for the industry. From field monitoring, it was observed that production spaces in Readymade Garments (RMG) were.. Read More

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Exploitation and conservation of coastal and marine fisheries in Bangladesh: Do the fishery laws matter?

The present study analysed the major features of two important acts and an ordinance in Bangladesh that govern coastal and marine fishery exploitation and conservation. The problems with the implementation of these regulations were identified, and the level of compliance among fishers and reasons for their noncompliance were assessed. Based on two case studies on.. Read More

Reliability and economic analysis of moving towards wastes to energy recovery based waste less sustainable society in Bangladesh: The case of commercial capital city Chittagong

Rapid increase of waste generation in recent times because of booming economy and rapid urbanization aggravating the environmental and social problems significantly in the developing countries of the world, and is the prime cause of unsustainable society in the developing countries. At the same time, the developed countries are motivating themselves to move towards a.. Read More

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Climate-driven endemic cholera is modulated by human mobility in a megacity

Although a differential sensitivity of cholera dynamics to climate variability has been reported in the spatially heterogeneous megacity of Dhaka, Bangladesh, the specific patterns of spread of the resulting risk within the city remain unclear. We build on an established probabilistic spatial model to investigate the importance and role of human mobility in modulating spatial.. Read More

Local Expert Perceptions of Migration as a Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh

People have long migrated for many reasons, often with a combination of forced and voluntary reasons combining to push them away from current situations and to pull them towards new situations. Bangladesh is one example where environmental changes have long been amongst the multitude of reasons for migrating, with contemporary climate change suggested as a.. Read More

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Factors associated with small-scale agricultural machinery adoption in Bangladesh: Census findings

There is strong advocacy for agricultural machinery appropriate for smallholder farmers in South Asia. Such ‘scale-appropriate’ machinery can increase returns to land and labour, although the still substantial capital investment required can preclude smallholder ownership. Increasing machinery demand has resulted in relatively well-developed markets for rental services for tillage, irrigation, and post-harvest operations. Many smallholders.. Read More

Productivity, profitability, and energetics: A multi-criteria assessmentof farmers’ tillage and crop establishment options for maize inintensively cultivated environments of South Asia

tResponding to increasing demand from poultry and fish feed industries, maize area is rapidly expandingin South Asia. Current tillage and crop establishment (TCE) practices are however associated with highlevels of input use, including direct and indirect forms of energy. In Bangladesh, policy makers emphasizethe need to reduce the USD 1.4 billion year−1agricultural energy subsidy. Bangladeshi.. Read More

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Forgoing the fallow in Bangladesh’s stress-prone coastal deltaicenvironments: Effect of sowing date, nitrogen, and genotype onwheat yield in farmers’ fields

Rising wheat demand in South Asia necessitates crop intensification to meet food security needs.Increased grain output can be achieved by bridging yield gaps on currently farmed land or by expandingcultivation to new land, though the latter entails environmental trade-offs and offers limited potentialas most of South Asia’s arable land is already cropped. Alternatively, opportunities for.. Read More

Assessing regional climate simulations of the last 30 years (1982–2012) over Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna River Basin

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The Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna (GBM) River Basin presents a spatially diverse hydrological regime due to it’s complex topography and escalating demand for freshwater resources. This presents a big challenge in applying the current state-of-the-art regional climate models (RCMs) for climate change impact studies in the GBM River Basin. In this study, several RCM simulations generated by RegCM4.4.. Read More

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