Confronting Climate Change in Bangladesh

Successes and shortcomings both provide useful lessons for other countries grappling with similar climate threats. This book offers the latest research findings for a wider audience.

Author: Saleemul Huq

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030052370

Category: Science

Page: 210

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Due to its vulnerability to a wide variety of climate change impacts, Bangladesh has become a laboratory for adaptation and resilience strategies in the developing world. The knowledge shared by experienced practitioners who have a deep understanding of the complex context of this country is an invaluable resource. The International Centre for Climate Change and Development has brought together a host of experts across multiple disciplines to provide a detailed look at Bangladesh's ongoing struggle to prepare for the inevitable threats that climate change poses. This volume presents public policy-oriented strategies across numerous sectors, including agriculture, freshwater management, forests, finance, human rights, health systems, flood control, infrastructure, solar energy, and more. Successes and shortcomings both provide useful lessons for other countries grappling with similar climate threats. This book offers the latest research findings for a wider audience. - Showcasing the wealth of experience with adaptation and resilience in Bangladesh- Drawing from expert practitioners across the numerous sectors affected by climate change- Highlighting key lessons for other Least Developed Countries.

Confronting Climate Change

This book takes a firm grip on the question of climate change, sets it in perspective and makes positive recommendations for the way ahead for the world community.

Author: Irving M. Mintzer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521421096

Category: Nature

Page: 382

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This book takes a firm grip on the question of climate change, sets it in perspective and makes positive recommendations for the way ahead for the world community.

Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change

Post Bali, there was suddenly a new issue – international NGOs, UN agencies and the World Bank all wanted major climate change programmes in Bangladesh. Each agency, like the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), wanted its own ...

Author: Joseph Hanlon

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783086343

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 250

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Living in a low-lying and densely populated country on the front line of climate change, Bangladeshis are taking a lead in adapting to rising temperatures and campaigning to limit climate change. Global warming will worsen this country's existing environmental problems – causing a rise in sea level, more flooding and stronger, more damaging cyclones. Bangladeshis know what is coming, and how to respond, because they are already effectively combating environmental and social challenges. Cyclone shelters and warning systems have cut the fatality rate dramatically; new varieties of rice have raised nutrition levels; women's education has slowed population growth; land is being raised to respond to sea level rise. Bangladeshis will keep their heads above water, but at huge costs. Will the industrialised countries curb their greenhouse gas emissions and pay for the damage they have already done?

Climate Change in Bangladesh

This book provides an essential interdisciplinary text on climate change and sea level rise in Bangladesh for undergraduate and graduate students of geography, environmental studies, sociology, anthropology, political science and others.

Author: Harun Rasid

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739183540

Category: Science

Page: 252

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This book provides an essential interdisciplinary text on climate change and sea level rise in Bangladesh for undergraduate and graduate students of geography, environmental studies, sociology, anthropology, political science and others. Furthermore, it is an invaluable resource for managers and planners of the government of Bangladesh and several international agencies, including the United Nations, UNDP, UNEP, ADB, who are involved in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Confronting Climate Change

The DoE has been designated as the focal point in the government for matters relating to climate change and it has produced a number of reports , publications , and media advisories on climate change . Bangladesh Centre for Advanced ...

Author: Bonizella Biagini

Publisher:

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Category: Climatic changes

Page: 350

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Confronting Climate Change

Discussing how the social and natural sciences must work together more effectively in confronting climate change, Lever-Tracy provides a sober, critical assessment of the politics of global warming and climate change.

Author: Constance Lever-Tracy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136819843

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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What are the manifest and likely future consequences of climate change? How will the world respond to the challenges of climate change in the twenty-first century? How should people think about confronting the politics of climate change? In this highly accessible introduction to the predicted global impacts of climate change, Constance Lever-Tracy provides an authoritative guide to one of the most controversial issues facing the future of our planet. Discussing how the social and natural sciences must work together more effectively in confronting climate change, Lever-Tracy provides a sober, critical assessment of the politics of global warming and climate change. By combining sociology, environmental studies and politics, Confronting Climate Change will serve as an introduction that will appeal to students and general readers alike.

Bangladesh Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change The greenhouse effect and climate change

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Warrick, R.A. and Rahman, A.A.(1992) Future sea level rise environmental and socio-political considerations. In Mintzer, I. (ed) Confronting Climate Change: Risks, Implications and Responses.

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Category: Bangladesh

Page: 54

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Climatic Hazards in Coastal Bangladesh

Role of Forestry in Confronting Climate Change Protection of the Sundarbans and its further expansion by a deliberate plan of plantation can play two complementary roles in confronting climate change in Bangladesh; first, ...

Author: Bimal Paul

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128046120

Category: Science

Page: 342

View: 999

Coastal Hazards in Bangladesh: Non-Structural and Structural Solutions provides a review of the study of Bangladesh’s coastal region, an area whose location and physical geography present the prefect microcosm for the study of coastal hazards and for the development of tactics that are applicable to regions around the world. The book presents engineers, scientists, and planners with the necessary tools and planning solutions used to combat coastal vulnerabilities in Bangladesh. Divided into seven chapters, it begins with a critical overview of cyclone and storm surge disasters, focusing on both engineering responses and public preparedness programs to such events. In addition, engineering recommendations are provided for further reduction of their impacts, such as erosion, accretion, and land subsidence, and numerical models are introduced to assess flood induced hazard and risk, flood-induced design loads, and how to intervene in protecting key installations, infrastructures, and communities. Provides engineers, scientists, and planners with the necessary tools and planning solutions they need to address the coastal vulnerabilities presented by floods, cyclones, and storm surge Includes engineering recommendations on how to reduce coastal hazards and their impact Explores the topic of sea level rise and the effect of salt water intrusion on fresh water and the surrounding soil Examines land uses in the coastal zones, their trend, and their effects on coastal zones

South Asia and Climate Change

It is undeniable that the climate is changing fast and the livelihood avenues of residents of low-lying ecologically sensitive ... 'Linking Prawn and Shrimp Farming Towards a Green Economy in Bangladesh: Confronting Climate Change.

Author: Mausumi Kar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 100040983X

Category: Science

Page: 266

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This book provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of the diverse aspects of climate change in South Asia. The region, home to almost 4% of the world’s population, is under serious threat from climatic disasters. The volume underscores the urgency of addressing cataclysmic events related to climate change and their ramifications on the economy, agriculture and livelihoods of the region. The book discusses the reasons causing climate change as well as highlights normative and ethical considerations involved in the battle against climate change. With case studies from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, it explores issues such as extreme climatic events; energy use, fossil fuels, non-renewable resources and carbon dioxide emission in South Asia; internal migration and climate refugees; the ethical dilemma of sustainable development; technological advancements for extreme weather forecast; and responses to climate change in South Asia. Highlighting the need for striking a balance between developmental imperatives and environmental sustainability, the chapters also show the North-South divide in the research agenda and policies on climate change and the global politics that underlie climate policies. The volume juxtaposes a scientific analysis of factors responsible for climate change with an analysis of the human cost of climate change from the perspective of social sciences. It discusses the challenges faced by developing countries while also offering recommendations and solutions. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of climate studies, geography, public policy and governance, sustainable development, development studies, environmental studies, political studies, international relations, political economy, economics and sociology. It will also be useful to practitioners, thinktanks, policymakers and civil society organisations working on environmental management.

Environmental Policy

National food security in Bangladesh to 2050. ... Climate change and lack of food security multiply risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries. https://reliefweb.int/report/world/ ... In: Confronting Climate Change in Bangladesh ...

Author: Thomas Walker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119402557

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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EXPAND YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AFFECTS BUSINESS, THE ECONOMY, AND YOUR LIFE WITH THIS ESSENTIAL RESOURCE Environmental Policy: An Economic Perspective offers readers a comprehensive examination of the ever-broadening scope and impact of environmental policy, law, and regulation. Editors Thomas Walker, Northrop Sprung-Much, and Sherif Goubran walk readers through a variety of subjects while maintaining a global perspective on the expanding role of environmental law. This book takes a pragmatic and practical approach to its subject matter, showing readers the real impact across the world of different kinds of environmental policy. Among other topics, Environmental Policy: An Economic Perspective tackles: Climate change legislation Water conservation and pricing Biodiversity of the marine environment Wildlife ranching Emission trading schemes Green job strategies Sustainable investing Written for undergraduate and graduate students in any field affected by environmental legislation and policy, this book also belongs on the shelves of anyone who seeks to better understand the increasingly important role of environmental policy on their business and life.