All articles for the topic: Bangladesh

Water scarcity in Bangladesh

VSO Bangladesh working on awareness raising upon water scarcity from Carolien Pronk on Vimeo.

Gram Bikash Kendra (GBK) is an NGO operating in North West Bangladesh in five districts...

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Social Transformation towards Model Villages

VSO Bangladesh: Securing livelihood with GBK Rangpur from Carolien Pronk on Vimeo.

The Challenge

The rural communities in Bangladesh mainly rely on agriculture and livestock for...

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WD-NACE Scenarios Kenya

Introduction

The Whole Decision Network Analysis for Coastal Ecosystems (WD-NACE) project involved partners from the United Kingdom, Bangladesh and Kenya. It builds upon existing knowledge...

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Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Toward Resilience

Toward Resilience is a small, user- friendly guide aimed at helping field practitioners implement effective, sustainable, and integrated DRR and CCA programming.

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Adaptation or Development? Case studies in Bangladesh and Vietnam

Summary

Using Bangladesh and Vietnam as ‘adaptation project-dense’ contexts, we sought to explore how adaptation is understood, mainly by practitioners in development projects...

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Action Research for Community Adaptation in Bangladesh

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Institute for Environment and Development

The Institute for Environment and Development (IED) is a non-profit organization committed for developing and promoting active citizenship among civil society members including community peop

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WD-NACE EOP

On the 27th of September a global group of representatives of research and funding organisations alike gathered in London's Wellcome center to evaluate and debrief the Whole Decision...

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Audiovisual Tools for Community-Based Adaptation

Audiovisual Tools for Community-Based Adaptation in Malawi

The aim of this project was to strengthen the capacity for climate adaptation in rural Malawi, particularly among smallholder farmers.

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Shrimp Aquaculture in Bangladesh

Introduction

Coastal livelihoods in SW Bangladesh are largely dependent on its natural resources of mangrove forest (timber, wood fuel, honey, fish and other aquatic species) agriculture and...

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Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI)

Being mandated as the only public research organization to conduct forest management and forest utilization research, BFRI is rich enough to cater to the current information needs of the nation wit

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Participatory gender-sensitive approaches for addressing key climate change-related research issues

The researchers investigated if and how farming practices are being modified to deal with a changing environment, and the constraints and opportunities these changes pose for both men and women.

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Palli Karma -Sahayak foundation

PKSF was established by the Government of Bangladesh in 1990 as the apex organization with the mandate to alleviate poverty through generating employment.

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Adaptation and Development: perspectives from Bangladesh

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There is a confusion regarding the relation between adaptation and development not only among the general public but also sometimes among the adaptation...

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, is a regional intergovernmental knowledge development and learning centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hi

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WD-NACE

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Working in coastal regions in Kenya and in Bangladesh, this project carried out participatory...

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Bangladesh NCAP: Gender Issues

Women’s Vulnerability to Natural Disasters in Noakhali

In Noakhali, society supports a rigid gender division of labor that perceives men and women’s roles differently and distinctly defines...

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NCAP Bangladesh: Noakhali

Description of the Study Area

Map of Noakhali District

Noakhali is one of the coastal districts of the country. The district has an area of 3600.99km² and is bordered by...

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Planning and costing agriculture's adaptation in Tanzania

Summary of country findings: Tanzania

This study is one of 5 country studies (Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda and Tanzania) exploring planning and costing agriculture's adaptation to climate...

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Planning and costing agriculture's adaptation in Rwanda

Summary of country findings: Rwanda

This study is one of 5 country studies (Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda and Tanzania) exploring planning and costing agriculture's adaptation to climate...

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Planning and costing agriculture's adaptation in Nepal

Summary of country findings: Nepal

This study is one of 5 country studies (Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda and Tanzania) exploring planning and costing agriculture's adaptation to climate...

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Planning and costing agriculture's adaptation in Malawi

Summary of country findings: Malawi

This study is one of 5 country studies (Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda and Tanzania) exploring planning and costing agriculture's adaptation to climate...

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Planning and costing agriculture's adaptation in Bangladesh

Summary of country findings: Bangladesh

This study is one of 5 country studies (Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda and Tanzania) exploring planning and costing agriculture's adaptation to climate...

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Planning and costing agriculture’s adaptation to climate change

Introduction and study objectives

The study sought to inform climate policy by analysing agricultural adaptation in developing countries. Country case studies in Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda...

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Mitigation: Bangladesh proposes an unconditional 5%, or 12 MtCO2e, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for the business as usual scenario in the power, transport, and industry sectors, by 2030. With international support, it pledges a total reduction of 15%, or 36 MtCO2e, from the business as usual scenario, in the power, transport, and industry sectors, by 2030. This will be accomplished by establishing energy management and auditing systems for industry, establishing energy efficiency standards and labeling, deploying off-grid solar technology, increasing investment in rail travel infrastructure, encouraging liquid petroleum gas for cooking, increase composting and improve waste management, supporting reforesting and afforestation, and encouraging low-emissions agriculture. Adaptation: For Bangladesh, Climate change adaptation is urgent, a goal it has been pursuing for some time, and an effort that requires additional external funding and technical support. Adaptation priorities include: improving early warming for natural disasters and climate events; encouraging disaster preparedness and constructing disaster shelters; developing climate resilient infrastructures, communications, and housing; river training and dredging; encouraging stress tolerant agriculture; and addressing the health impacts of climate change. All of these actions will depend on further research and increasing the capacity of individuals and institutions to adapt to climate change. International Climate and Environmental Commitments: The Paris Agreement (Party), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Party), Convention on Biological Diversity (Party), Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (Party), Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Party)

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Bangladesh's NDC-SDG Connections

Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to climate change. Bangladesh is a country in South Asia with high population density, low lying areas, rivers running throughout its territory, and significant vulnerability to natural disasters and extreme climate events. The country is one of the least developed globally, highly dependent on the agricultural sector. These physical and economic characteristics of Bangladesh predispose it to negative climate change impacts. Bangladesh is facing both an urgent need to adapt to climate change, as well as the challenge of mitigating emissions while achieving needed economic growth and providing for its population's socioeconomic needs.

 

 

International Commitments and Reporting

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Nationally Determined Contribution Under the Paris Agreement - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/NDCStaging/pages/Party.aspx?party=BGD

NDC Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Country Factsheet on Intended NDCs - http://spappssecext.worldbank.org/sites/indc/PDF_Library/BD.pdf
World Bank’s Climate Knowledge Portal - https://climateknowledgeportal.worldbank.org/country/bangladesh
ClimateWatch Profile - https://www.climatewatchdata.org/countries/BGD
NDC Partnership Page - http://ndcpartnership.org/countries-map/country?iso=BGD

SDG Voluntary National Review

2017 Voluntary National Review - https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/memberstates/bangladesh

National SDG Monitoring and Reporting

SDG Tracker: Bangladesh's Development Mirror - http://www.sdg.gov.bd/#1
World Bank Overview - https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/bangladesh
UNDP's Open SDG Data Hub - http://unstats-undesa.opendata.arcgis.com/

NDCs and SDGs

Mapping of NDC-SDG Connections - https://klimalog.die-gdi.de/ndc-sdg/country/BGD

NDCs, SDGs, and Climate Change

NDC Partnership Dashboard on NDCs and relation to the SDGs and Climate Change Vulnerability - http://ndcpartnership.org/climate-watch/ndcs-sdg

Emissions Data

Bangladesh does not currently have a dynamic online emissions tracking platform, but recent emissions reporting can be found within this report -https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/TNC%20Report%20%28Low%20...

Sendai and Hyogo Frameworks

Sendai Framework Data Readiness Review Report - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=53149&cid=14
National Progress Report on the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=40155&cid=14
National Plan for Disaster Management 2010-2015 - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=16676&cid=14

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

NAMA Rail Bangladesh - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/_layouts/un/fccc/nama/NamaSeeki...
For recently added action check here - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/SitePages/Country.aspx?CountryI...

National Action Plans

Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/bangladesh-climate-change-str...
National Adaptation Programme of Action - https://unfccc.int/resource/docs/napa/ban01.pdf

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

REDD+ Draft Readiness Roadmap - https://www.unredd.net/documents/un-redd-partner-countries-181/asia-the-...
National Report on Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting Programme (Convention to Combat Desertification) - https://knowledge.unccd.int/sites/default/files/ldn_targets/2019-05/Bang...
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan - https://www.cbd.int/doc/world/bd/bd-nbsap-v2-en.pdf

National Regulations/Policies

Seventh Five Year Plan FY2016-FY2020 "Accelerating Growth, Empowering Citizens" - https://policy.asiapacificenergy.org/node/2443
Perspective Plan of Bangladesh 2010-2021 - http://nda.erd.gov.bd/en/c/publication/perspective-plan-of-bangladesh-20...
Bangladesh Vision 2021 - https://cpd.org.bd/bangladesh-vision-2021/
National Sustainable Development Strategy (2010-2021) - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/national-sustainable-developm...
Climate Fiscal Framework - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/climate-fiscal-framework/
National Water Policy 1999 - http://nda.erd.gov.bd/en/c/publication/national-water-policy-1999
Coastal Zone Policy 2005 - http://lib.pmo.gov.bd/legalms/pdf/Costal-Zone-Policy-2005.pdf
Disaster Management Act - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/disaster-management-act/
Renewable Energy Policy - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/renewable-energy-policy/
Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority Act - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/sustainable-and-renewable-ene...
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Master Plan up to 2030 - http://www.sreda.gov.bd/d3pbs_uploads/files/policy_2_energy_efficiency_a...
Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and Conservation - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/action-plan-for-energy-effici...
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Act 2003 - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/the-bangladesh-energy-regulat...
Policy Guidelines for Small Power Plants in the Private Sector - https://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/bangladesh/name-46290-en.php
Bangladesh Climate Change and Gender Action Plan - https://www.climatelinks.org/sites/default/files/asset/document/2013_IUC...

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

London School of Economics: National Climate Legislation - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/country-profiles/bangladesh/

Financing

Key Areas of Climate Investment

Financing participation in REDD+ Programming - http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/projects/un-redd-bangl...
Financing ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation - https://www.thegef.org/project/ecosystem-based-approaches-adaptation-eba...
Financing low carbon development - https://www.thegef.org/project/promoting-low-carbon-urban-development-ba...
Financing afforestation and addressing coastal vulnerability to climate change - https://www.thegef.org/project/community-based-adaptation-climate-change...
Financing capacity building for vulnerable communities and community members - https://www.greenclimate.fund/projects/fp069

National Trust Fund

Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund - https://www.adaptation-undp.org/partners/bangladesh-climate-change-resil...
Bangladesh Climate Change Trust Fund - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/the-climate-change-trust-fund...

Selected Relevant Sources of Climate Related Funding

Climate Funds Update - https://climatefundsupdate.org/data-dashboard/#1541245745457-d3cda887-f010
OECD Climate Change - https://www.oecd.org/env/cc/
OECD Investment for Green Growth - https://www.oecd.org/environment/green.htm
Climate Investment Funds - https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/country/bangladesh
Asian Development Bank Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management - https://www.adb.org/themes/climate-change-disaster-risk-management/main

Multilateral Funders

Bangladesh receives climate funding from the Least Developed Countries Fund, the Green Climate Fund, the UN-REDD Programme, the Global Climate Change Alliance, and the Global Environmental Facility, among others.

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Vulnerability/Adaptation Capacity Data

Bangladesh Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability - https://www.preventionweb.net/files/574_10370.pdf
Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative Vulnerability/Readiness Climate Change Index - https://gain.nd.edu/our-work/country-index/
Environmental Performance Index - https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/

Natural Disaster/Hazards

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery - https://www.gfdrr.org/en/bangladesh
PreventionWeb - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/countries/asia/bgd/

Energy Supply and Demand

Renewable Energy: Prospects and Trends in Bangladesh - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/310791698_Renewable_energy_Pros...
Benefits of Low Emission Development Strategies: The case of clean energy policies in Bangladesh - http://ledsgp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/GIP01815_LEDS_RALI_Banglade...
How do Enterprises Benefit from Grid Connection?: The Case of Rural Electrification in Bangladesh - http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/590261563432108752/How-Do-Ente...
Key Energy Statistics - https://www.iea.org/countries/Bangladesh/

Land Use

LandLinks Country Profile - https://www.land-links.org/country-profile/bangladesh/
Bangladesh National UN-REDD Programme Overview - https://www.unredd.net/regions-and-countries/asia-pacific/bangladesh.html

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Livelihood Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change in Drought-Prone areas of Bangladesh - http://www.fao.org/3/a-a0820e.pdf
Adaptation and Development: Livelihoods and Climate Change in Subarnabad Bangladesh - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228363724_Adaptation_and_develo...

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Bangladesh's Third National Communication - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/TNC%20Report%20%28Low%20...
Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=25659&cid=14

Case Studies

weADAPT Case Studies

weADAPT Entries - https://www.weadapt.org/case-studies?keyword=Bangladesh

Climate and Development Network Country Page

Climate and Development Network Resources - https://cdkn.org/regions/bangladesh/?loclang=en_gb

Islamic Development Bank Reports

IsDB Country Page - https://www.isdb.org/malaysia

Climate, Climate Change, and Environmental Data

Natural Disaster/Hazards Data

ThinkHazard - http://thinkhazard.org/en/report/23-bangladesh

Energy Supply and Demand Data

Renewable Energy Mapping - http://resourceirena.irena.org/gateway/countrySearch/?countryCode=BGD

Land Use Data

FAOStat - http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/

Weather/Meteorological Data

World Meteorological Organization Profile - https://cpdb.wmo.int/bangladesh

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