Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh

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Author: Salim Momtaz

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012803422X

Category: Science

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Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh: Vulnerability and Adaptation in Coastal Regions provides a conceptual and empirical framework for understanding the vulnerability of coastal communities in Bangladesh to multiple stressors and presents the process by which rural households adapt their livelihoods. The livelihoods of the poor people in many developing countries are disproportionately vulnerable to multiple shocks and stresses. The effects of climate change interacting with these livelihood disturbances further amplify human vulnerability. Future climate change is likely to aggravate this precarious situation. This book offers a solid framework for analyzing the process and components of adaptation of rural livelihoods to a changing hydro-climatic environment and presents empirical evidence of livelihood adaptation at the local level. The book creates a knowledge-base for the small island developing states (SIDS) experiencing similar socio-economic and climatic conditions. Also fills a market need by providing a conceptual framework, case studies, and reflections on lessons learned from policy responses for vulnerability reduction and adaptation to climate variability, extremes, and change. Presents an analyses-based adaptation to climate change in a holistic way that takes into account social, economic, and environmental stressors and their interrelationships Examines synergy between disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and social protection in the context of Bangladesh Provides examples of successes and failures in climate change adaptation invaluable for developing countries in similar situations Fills a market need by providing a conceptual framework, case studies, and reflections on lessons learned from policy responses

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.

Climate Change Adaptation Actions in Bangladesh

The book has four parts. Part I gives the details of climate change impacts, providing the scenarios, negotiations, and specific impacts on sea-level rise and the health sectors. Part II focuses on climate change strategy and action plans.

Author: Rajib Shaw

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431542493

Category: Science

Page: 420

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The book outlines the climate change adaptation (CCA) actions in Bangladesh drawing examples and lessons from different projects and programs in the country. The content is based on a selection of available documents, a consultative workshop with the academicians from different universities undertaking higher education on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, and the editors’ own knowledge and experience in the field. The book has four parts. Part I gives the details of climate change impacts, providing the scenarios, negotiations, and specific impacts on sea-level rise and the health sectors. Part II focuses on climate change strategy and action plans. Part III covers socio-economic impacts in terms of economic and environmental costs. Part IV focuses on adaptive actions for agriculture, livelihoods, and integrated approaches in agriculture and fisheries. Part V deals with climate-change governance issues. The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The book will provide them with a good idea of the current trend of research in the field and will furnish basic knowledge on this important topic in Bangladesh. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply collective knowledge to policy and decision making.

Adapting to Climate Change in Bangladesh

In the event of global climate change, agriculture will be one of the worst-hit sectors in Bangladesh.

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In the event of global climate change, agriculture will be one of the worst-hit sectors in Bangladesh. Increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels, and melting polar ice caps result in land submergence, salinity intrusion, drought, and so on all of which drastically impact agricultural productivity and therefore food security and the livelihoods of millions of people in the affected regions. Bangladesh, a low-lying deltaic country, is predicted by the international community of experts to be one of the first countries to be affected, and it has already been experiencing serious impacts of climate change. Agriculture in particular is one of the worst-hit sectors. This smart lesson describes the experience of the agribusiness advisory team in Bangladesh, based on a project focused on climate change adaptation and building resilience of the resource-poor farmers.

Handbook of Climate Change Communication Vol 3

This comprehensive handbook provides a unique overview of the theory, methodologies and best practices in climate change communication from around the world.

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319704796

Category: Science

Page: 398

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This comprehensive handbook provides a unique overview of the theory, methodologies and best practices in climate change communication from around the world. It fosters the exchange of information, ideas and experience gained in the execution of successful projects and initiatives, and discusses novel methodological approaches aimed at promoting a better understanding of climate change adaptation. Addressing a gap in the literature on climate change communication and pursuing an integrated approach, the handbook documents and disseminates the wealth of experience currently available in this field. Volume 3 of the handbook provides case studies from around the world, documenting and disseminating the wealth of experiences available.

The Lived Experience of Climate Change

Box 9.2 A global 'national security' issue lurks at Bangladesh's border Source: Lisa Friedman, (ClimateWire), ... Climate change didn't bring this fence but it is providing a fresh reason for its existence and ongoing expansion.

Author: Dina Abbott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319179454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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This book explores the idea that daily lived experiences of climate change are a crucial missing link in our knowledge that contrasts with scientific understandings of this global problem. It argues that both kinds of knowledge are limiting: the sciences by their disciplines and lived experiences by the boundaries of everyday lives. Therefore each group needs to engage the other in order to enrich and expand understanding of climate change and what to do about it. Complemented by a rich collection of examples and case studies, this book proposes a novel way of generating and analysing knowledge about climate change and how it may be used. The reader is introduced to new insights where the book: • Provides a framework that explains the variety of simultaneous, co-existing and often contradictory perspectives on climate change. • Reclaims everyday experiential knowledge as crucial for meeting global challenges such as climate change. • Overcomes the science-citizen dichotomy and leads to new ways of examining public engagement with science. Scientists are also human beings with lived experiences that filter their scientific findings into knowledge and actions. • Develops a ‘public action theory of knowledge’ as a tool for exploring how decisions on climate policy and intervention are reached and enacted. While scientists (physical and social) seek to explain climate change and its impacts, millions of people throughout the world experience it personally in their daily lives. The experience might be bad, as during extreme weather, engender hostility when governments attempt mitigation, and sometimes it is benign. This book seeks to understand the complex, often contradictory knowledge dynamics that inform the climate change debate, and is written clearly for a broad audience including lecturers, students, practitioners and activists, indeed anyone who wishes to gain further insight into this far-reaching issue.

Coping with Climate Change Vulnerability in the Sundarbans

Coping with the Vulnerability of the Sundarbans in a Changing Climate: Lessons from Multidisciplinary Studies contributes to this effort by synthesizing multiyear, multidisciplinary climate-change studies on the Sundarban--the world's ...

Author: Susmita Dasgupta

Publisher: International Development in F

ISBN: 1464815879

Category: Business & Economics

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Climate change poses serious threats to inclusive economic progress and poverty reduction. Strong countermeasures are required to increase the capacity of low-income people to mitigate their risk exposure to the impacts of climate change. Central pillars in planning for sustainable development and poverty alleviation must include vulnerability assessments, appropriate adaptation measures, and resilient-smart investments. This means placing climate-change adaptation and resilience at the center of overall development policy. Coping with the Vulnerability of the Sundarbans in a Changing Climate: Lessons from Multidisciplinary Studies contributes to this effort by synthesizing multiyear, multidisciplinary climate-change studies on the Sundarban--the world's largest remaining, contiguous mangrove forest and wetland of international importance--which is home to some of South Asia's poorest and most vulnerable communities. The studies' findings indicate that, in a changing climate, sea-level rise, storm-surge intensification, and water salinization will alter the Sundarbans ecosystem significantly. The ripple effect of these changes will have multifaceted adverse impacts on the nature-dependent livelihoods, health, and nutrition of nearby communities. Elevated health risks, reduced land and labor productivity, and greater exposure to storms, floods, droughts, and other extreme events will make escape from poverty more difficult. Based on field research, the studies recommend location-specific, resilient-smart adaptation measures for reducing vulnerability to climate change. Families in the Sundarbans are on the front line of this change. Their experience and adaptation signal future decisions by hundreds of millions of families worldwide, who will face similar threats from progressive sea-level rise. This research lays the technical foundation for developing a better understanding of the changes the Sundarbans is facing, including responses of the ecosystem and human communities. Beyond the Sundarbans, the studies' methods and findings will be of interest to development practitioners, policy makers, and researchers focused on island nations and countries worldwide that feature high-density populations and economic activity in low-lying coastal regions vulnerable to sea-level rise.

Understanding Climate Change from Below Addressing Barriers from Above

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Climate Change and Gendered Livelihoods in Bangladesh

Yet little has been studied about other complicating factors in gendered access to forests in Bangladesh's south west, ... This part of the country has experienced, and continues to experience, the negative consequences of weather ...

Author: Sajal Roy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100043060X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Globally climate-induced disasters have been impacting marginalised communities’ lives, livelihood and gendered relations. This book explores the effects of Cyclone Aila (as a result of climate change) in 2009 on the rural livelihoods and gendered relations of two ethnically distinct forest communities – Munda, an indigenous group, and Shora, a Muslim group – dwelling near the Sundarbans Forest in Bangladesh. Examining the cyclone’s medium- to long-term impacts on livelihoods and comparative aspects of gendered relations between these two contrasting communities, this book addresses a gap in current critical development studies. It adopts an ethnographic research design and analyses the alterations to livelihood activities and reconfiguration of gender relations within the Munda and Shora communities since 2009. The study primarily contends that post-Aila, livelihoods and gendered relations have been substantially transformed in both communities, making the case that the improvement of local infrastructure, as an important part of the geographical location, has noticeably progressed the living conditions and livelihoods of some members of the Munda and Shora communities. Connecting climate-induced changes with the construction and alteration of gendered livelihood patterns, the book will be of interest to a wide range of academics in the fields of Asian Studies, Sociology of Environment, Social Anthropology, Human Geography, Gender and Cultural Studies, Human Geography, Disaster Management and Forestry and Environmental Science.

Climate Change and Population Displacement

Why are Bangladesh, Chad, and the United States all experiencing climate migration? Do they have factors in common? 2. What factors make Bangladesh at risk from climate change and likely to experience climate migration? 3.

Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1534505563

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 200

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While politicians debate whether or not climate change is real, extreme weather rages around the world. Whatever the cause, the effects are real, as evidenced by staggering numbers of displaced people. These climate refugees, through no fault of their own, have meaningful impacts on populations, economies, and even cultural makeup. How can world leaders adapt to these changes? In this fascinating resource, writers from around the world offer their takes on the current crises as well as predictions for the future.