Institutional function and urbanization in Bangladesh: How peri-urban communities respond to changing environments

Urbanization processes are characterized by rapid change. The peri-urban context represents such a transition zone during urbanization. Here, change creates new realities and new demands, for which existing institutions may no longer suffice. Yet institutions do not change easily, as they typically exist to provide stability and predictability during social interactions. It poses a challenge for peri-urban.. Read More

Climate-induced Gender Vulnerabilities in Northwestern Bangladesh

Risks and vulnerabilities arising out of climate change are exacerbated by unequal gender relations. The current study examines climate-induced vulnerabilities to which men and women are exposed and explores the factors that affect women more than men. This study was conducted in purposively selected Kurigram district as a representative of Northern Bangladesh, where people experience.. Read More

SAGE Journals

Transforming Urban Dichotomies and Challenges of South Asian Megacities: Rethinking Sustainable Growth of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the eleventh largest megacity city in the world, with a population of 18.2 million people living in an area of 1528 km2. This city profile traces the trajectories of its urban development to becoming a megacity and characterizes its emerging challenges due to informal urbanization and climate change impacts… Read More

Assessing climatic trends of extreme rainfall indices over northeast Bangladesh

This study analyzes the trends of extreme rainfall indices over northeast Bangladesh for the period of 1984 to 2016 for the pre-monsoon and monsoon seasons. The research was framed as part of a project co-producing knowledge of climate variability and impacts through collaboration between scientific and local communities in northeast Bangladesh, which found pre-monsoon and.. Read More


Carbon emissions, energy consumption and industrial growth in Bangladesh: Empirical evidence from ARDL cointegration and Granger causality analysis

This research aims to examine the empirical cointegration, long and short run dynamics and causal relationships between carbon emissions, energy consumption and industrial growth in Bangladesh over the period of 1972–2011. The ARDL Bounds Testing methodology and Granger Causality test in an augmented VAR framework are applied. The ARDL bounds tests as well as additional.. Read More

Gender, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Bangladesh

Climate change has become one of the most important global development issues in the current global political context. The impact of a changing climate is witnessed daily across nations north and south as a result of industrialization, greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, fossil fuel burning, and other human activities (Mignaquy, Gender perspectives on climate change, 2014: 3)… Read More


Prospects of pond ecosystems as resource base towards community based adaptation (CBA) to climate change in coastal region of Bangladesh

Climate-induced hazards are adversely affecting the pond ecosystems in Bangladesh. Most of the poor communities collect water from isolated ponds for drinking and other domestic needs. This paper explores how the small pond ecosystems and associated livelihoods of the coastal communities are vulnerable and argues that the pond ecosystem can be a potential resource base.. Read More

Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) in South Asia

Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) is a global partnership that connects climate and environmental science with data streams to generate decision support tools and training for decision-makers in developing countries. Translating complex climate information into easy to understand actionable formats to spread awareness in the form of climate services is core to CSRD’s mission… Read More


Ecological Status and Environmental Protective Role of Avicennia officinalis in the Vulnerable Coastal Regions of Bangladesh: An overview

Bangladesh is a sub-tropical deltaic country situated at the mouth of funnel shaped Bay of Bengal. The coastal regions of this country is extremely vulnerable to frequently occurring natural disasters like tropical cyclones, tidal surges,wave energy, land erosion, and salt intrusion. Avicennia officinalis is a pioneer mangrove tree specie swhich plays significant ecological role in maintaining sustainable.. Read More

Risk and coping mechanisms of the carp spawn fishing community of the Halda river, Bangladesh

To assess the livelihood risks and coping mechanisms of the spawn fishing community of the Halda river, Chittagong, Bangladesh was conducted. Four areas, namely Ankurighona, Gorduara, Madarimukh and Madunaghat were selected on the basis of the aggregation of spawn fishers. A structured questionnaire survey was made on 152 spawn fishers in two categories i.e. boat.. Read More

bangladesh journal online