Experiencing Climate Change In Bangladesh: Vulnerability And Adaptation In Coastal Regions by Salim Momtaz

Experiencing Climate Change In Bangladesh: Vulnerability And Adaptation In Coastal Regions

bySalim Momtaz, Masud ShameemEditorSalim Momtaz

Hardcover | October 2, 2015

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Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh: Vulnerability and Adaptation in Coastal Regionsprovides a conceptual and empirical framework for understanding the vulnerability of coastal communities in Bangladesh to multiple stressors and presents the process by which rural households adapt their livelihoods.

The livelihoods of the poor people in many developing countries are disproportionately vulnerable to multiple shocks and stresses. The effects of climate change interacting with these livelihood disturbances further amplify human vulnerability. Future climate change is likely to aggravate this precarious situation.

This book offers a solid framework for analyzing the process and components of adaptation of rural livelihoods to a changing hydro-climatic environment and presents empirical evidence of livelihood adaptation at the local level.

The book creates a knowledge-base for the small island developing states (SIDS) experiencing similar socio-economic and climatic conditions. Also fills a market need by providing a conceptual framework, case studies, and reflections on lessons learned from policy responses for vulnerability reduction and adaptation to climate variability, extremes, and change.



  • Presents an analyses-based adaptation to climate change in a holistic way that takes into account social, economic, and environmental stressors and their interrelationships
  • Examines synergy between disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and social protection in the context of Bangladesh
  • Provides examples of successes and failures in climate change adaptation invaluable for developing countries in similar situations
  • Fills a market need by providing a conceptual framework, case studies, and reflections on lessons learned from policy responses

About The Author

Dr Salim Momtaz is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He teaches in the area of Sustainable Resource Management. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Geography from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He did a PhD in Regional Planning and Development from the University of London under a Commonwealth Schola...

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Title:Experiencing Climate Change In Bangladesh: Vulnerability And Adaptation In Coastal RegionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 2, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128034041

ISBN - 13:9780128034040

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Adaptation in climate change discourse: A conceptual framework

Chapter 3: Study design and data sources

Chapter 4: The research setting

Chapter 5: Household assets and capabilities

Chapter 6: Local people's perceptions of climate change

Chapter 7: Climate disturbances and change: Strategies for adaptation

Chapter 8: Livelihood adaptation to climate change: The role of policies and institutions

Chapter 9: Conclusion