Bangladesh: Social security and protection are much needed tools to tackle climate change

With the melting of the Himalayan glaciers, low-lying coastlines such as Bangladesh are prone to inundation.

Climate change exacerbates impacts from weather and climate extremes to which Bangladesh is already susceptible.

Flooding, droughts and cyclones occur regularly in Bangladesh.

Poor people residing in vulnerable areas attempt to mitigate and adapt to these weather-related events but have very little resources at their disposal.

For example, residents in flood-prone zones have raised their homes on to plinths to be protected against flooding. But widespread, well-planned, market-integrated climate adaptation has not taken place.

Not enough studies have explored the short-term impacts of disasters and even fewer have examined the medium and long-term impacts of floods, cyclones, and other sudden disasters.



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