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Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change: Keeping Our Heads Above Water

Roy, Manoj; Hanlon, Joseph and Hulme, David (2016). Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change: Keeping Our Heads Above Water. Anthem Climate Change and Policy Series. London: Anthem Press (forthcoming).

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Living in a low-lying and densely populated country on the front line of climate change, Bangladeshis are taking a lead in adapting to rising temperatures and campaigning to limit climate change. Global warming will worsen this country's existing environmental problems – causing a rise in sea level, more flooding and stronger, more damaging cyclones.

Bangladeshis know what is coming, and how to respond, because they are already effectively combating environmental and social challenges. Cyclone shelters and warning systems have cut the fatality rate dramatically; new varieties of rice have raised nutrition levels; women's education has slowed population growth; land is being raised to respond to sea level rise. Bangladeshis will keep their heads above water, but at huge costs. Will the industrialised countries curb their greenhouse gas emissions and pay for the damage they have already done?

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISBN: 1-78308-632-7, 978-1-78308-632-0
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetRory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation
Community and International Responses ...RES-167-25-0510ESRC/DFID
Institutions for Urban Poor's access ...NE-L0016-1UKRC
Keywords: Bangladesh; climate change; cyclones; floods; rice; DFID; coast; loss and damage; dykes; sea level
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 47671
Depositing User: Joseph Hanlon
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 08:44
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