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 duplicities and derive optimum merits from scarce assets but in addition so as to add price to tasks via classes learnt from numerous views. This quantity offers 19 case stories from thirteen nations and areas in Asia. The case reports spotlight varied facets of CCA-DRR access issues, equivalent to coverage interventions, drought chance administration, coastal administration, agro-forestry, lagoon administration, livelihood matters and hazard communique. A precious reduction to scholars and researchers within the box of catastrophe hazard relief, weather swap, environmental experiences and comparable dangers, it presents a better understanding at the present pattern of study within the box additionally for practitioners and coverage makers utilising the collective wisdom into coverage and determination making"--Provided by means of publisher. 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.