Climate change mitigation and adaptation in Bangladesh: the need for community-based approaches

Sims, Kearrin, and Roy, Sajal (2020) Climate change mitigation and adaptation in Bangladesh: the need for community-based approaches. Asia-Pacific Viewpoint. (In Press)

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Abstract

Climate change is a leading threat to sustainable socio-economic development in Bangladesh. Adverse impacts of climatic disasters including flash floods, recurrent cyclones and erratic rainfall patterns are already causing hardship for both rural and urban people and are expected to accelerate into the future. The aim of this research note is to identify the core contributing economic sectors to climate change in Bangladesh, and to consider effective mitigation strategies. Following the 5th Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovern- mental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report (2014), in this paper, we argue that comprehensive mitigation measures are required in the energy, transport, buildings, industry and land-use sectors to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Our findings indicate that it is crucial that government and non-government mitigation efforts engage with community knowledge practices in order to most effectively reduce GHG emissions and combat the adverse impacts of climate change.

Item ID: 64532
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1360-7456
Keywords: Bangladesh, climate change, climate finance, climate mitigation, community knowledge
Copyright Information: © 2020 Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 02:31
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 20%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies @ 80%
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