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Climate Change Implications for Dhaka City: A Need for Immediate Measures to Reduce Vulnerability

  • Golam Rabbani
  • A. Atiq Rahman
  • Nazria Islam
Conference paper
Part of the Local Sustainability book series (LOCAL, volume 1)

Abstract

Dhaka, the capital and only megacity of Bangladesh, is exposed to multiple types of climate- induced hazards including variations in temperature, excessive and erratic rainfall, water logging, flooding, cyclones, and heat and cold waves. These hazards negatively affect city life and livelihoods nearly every year and may worsen as they become coupled with non-climatic factors such as population density, poverty, rural-urban migration, illiteracy, unplanned urbanization and lack of public utilities and services. Immediate measures addressing climate induced vulnerabilities are necessary to the long-term sustainability of Dhaka.

Keywords

Climate change Flooding Population Poverty Vulnerability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)DhakaBangladesh

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