Climate change adaptation and disaster risk management : an by Rajib Shaw, Juan Pulhin, Joy Pereira

By Rajib Shaw, Juan Pulhin, Joy Pereira

"Following on from quantity four during this sequence, which checked out concerns and demanding situations in regards to weather swap variation (CCA) and catastrophe threat aid (DRR), quantity five has a particular specialize in Asia. Arguably one of the areas of the realm such a lot at risk of weather switch, Asia has assorted mechanisms for CCA and DRR actions. Synergies among DRR and CCA during this zone are helpful not just to avoid  Read more...

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Iv) Adaptation to fisheries in areas prone to enhanced flooding in North East and Central region through adaptive and diversified fish culture practices. (v) Construction of flood shelter, and information and assistance centre to cope with enhanced recurrent floods in major floodplains. (vi) Reduction of climate change hazards through coastal afforestation with increased community participation. (vii) Providing drinking water to coastal communities to combat enhanced salinity due to sea level rise. (viii) Enhancing resilience of urban infrastructure and industries to cope with the impacts of climate change including floods and cyclone hazards.

Bangladesh is signatory to the UNFCCC. In 1992, the government of Bangladesh signed the UNFCCC, and ratified it in 1994. The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF) is responsible for coordinating the UNFCCC process in Bangladesh. A National Climate Change Committee, comprised of members from all relevant government and nongovernment organizations, was constituted in 1994, for policy and guidance and to oversee the implementation of obligations under the UNFCCC process. In addition to the Climate Change Cell (CCC), working under the auspices of Ministry of Environment and Forest, other government institutions that are relevant for climate change include an inter-ministerial committee on climate change, headed by the Ministry of Environment and Forest and with representation from relevant government ministries as well as NGOs and research institutions, and a National Environment Committee to determine environmental policies chaired by the prime minister with representation from Members of Parliament (MPs) as well as government and civil society.

Bhuiya, A. , & Mirza, M. Q. (1994). The greenhouse effect and climate change. Dhaka: Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad. , & Davis, I. (1994). At risk: Natural hazards, people’s vulnerability and disasters. London: Routledge. World Bank. (2001). Bangladesh: Climate change and sustainable development. Dhaka: World Bank Office. CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW OF DROUGHT RISK REDUCTION APPROACHES IN BANGLADESH Umma Habiba, Yukiko Takeuchi and Rajib Shaw INTRODUCTION Many people as well as the government in Bangladesh perceive floods and cyclones as recurrent environmental hazards in the country.

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