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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change for Bangladesh

  • S. Huq
  • Z. Karim
  • M. Asaduzzaman
  • F. Mahtab

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Saleemul Huq, M. Asaduzzaman
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ahsan Uddin Ahmed, Mozaharul Alam
    Pages 13-20
  4. Mozaharul Alam, Ain-Un Nishat, Saad M. Siddiqui
    Pages 21-38
  5. Zahurul Karim, Sk. Ghulam Hussain, Ahsan Uddin Ahmed
    Pages 39-54
  6. Mohammad Habibullah, Ahsan Uddin Ahmed, Zahurul Karim
    Pages 55-70
  7. S. M. Rakibul Islam, Saleemul Huq, Anwar Ali
    Pages 71-92
  8. Ahsan Uddin Ahmed, Neaz Ahmed Siddiqi, Rawshan Ali Choudhuri
    Pages 93-111
  9. Ahsan Uddin Ahmed, Mozaharul Alam, A. Atiq Rahman
    Pages 125-143
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 145-147

About this book

Introduction

Bangladesh faces many challenges. So long it has been mainly the traditional ones of socio­ economic development and eradication of poverty. Environment as a major factor in this process has only recently entered the scene. But even before environmental considerations in the development process has become the normal practice, the spectre of climate change has reared its ugly head. While Bangladesh is not unique among developing countries in being at the receiving end regarding the causes and consequences of climate change, both in the literal and allegorical sense of the term, the fact remains that it has made the prospects for sustainable socio-economic development in the country much more complex and formidable than before. Both for her own sake and the sake of the global community at large, therefore, Bangladesh has to initiate actions at various levels to face the challenge from now on. The present study is a part of that process. In 1996, the Governments of USA and Bangladesh together decided to initiate a comprehensive study on climate change in Bangladesh. A unique consortium of public and non-governmental research organisations with support from the relevant administrative arms of the Government carried out the study over 1996 and 1997. The report has been accepted by the Government and several of its recommendations are in the process of implementation. While the direction of climate change is broadly certain, its details leave much scope for speculation and interpretation.

Keywords

adaptation adaptation to climate change climate change ecosystem erosion

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Huq
    • 1
  • Z. Karim
    • 2
  • M. Asaduzzaman
    • 3
  • F. Mahtab
    • 4
  1. 1.Bangladesh Centre for Advanced StudiesDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Bangladesh Agricultural Research CouncilDhakaBangladesh
  3. 3.Bangladesh Institute of Development StudiesDhakaBangladesh
  4. 4.Institute of EngineersDhakaBangladesh

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9325-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5160-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9325-0
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