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Synthesis: A Future for Bangladesh Under a Changing Climate

  • Jeffrey ChowEmail author
  • Adrian Fenton
  • Saleemul Huq
  • Clare Stott
  • Julia Taub
  • Helena Wright
Chapter
Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 28)

Abstract

Due to its geophysical and socioeconomic characteristics, Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to the harmful impacts of climate change. The contributors to this volume generally agree that climate projects should prioritize reducing exposure to loss and damage for the most at-risk populations, infrastructure, and assets. These include women, migrants, and the landless poor, whom would benefit from local-level projects that address their specific vulnerabilities. There are also a range of aspects, such as more robust monitoring, reporting, and evaluation, which require additional government commitment and policy integration. Confronting climate change will need to be continually responsive and adaptive to somewhat unpredictable future circumstances. With its experience and knowledge, Bangladesh has an important role to play as an example to the rest of the developing world.

Keywords

Climate change Bangladesh impacts Future Projections 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank Yukyan Lam of the Natural Resources Defence Council and Sepul Barua of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for reviewing and providing comments on this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Chow
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adrian Fenton
    • 1
  • Saleemul Huq
    • 1
  • Clare Stott
    • 1
  • Julia Taub
    • 2
  • Helena Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)DhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)LondonUK

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