Vulnerability to Climate Change: Adaptation Strategies and Layers of Resilience ? Quantifying Vulnerability to Climate Change in Bangladesh uri icon

abstract

  • Bangladesh is considered to be one of the countries highly vulnerable to climate change. As part of theADB funded project, ?Vulnerability to Climate Change, Adaptation Strategies and Layers of Resilience?,analysis of climate change vulnerability using two popular methods was carried out for Bangladesh. A setof indicators defining the three components of vulnerability, ie, exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacitywere selected considering their functional relationship and their contribution to the vulnerability. The aimof the exercise is to characterize different regions and ecological zones (EZ) of the country in terms ofvulnerability related to climate change. From the analysis, we conclude that the majority of the regionsare very highly vulnerable to climate change. These regions should receive high priority for channelizingresources such as technologies, finances and developmental programs to enhance their ability to copewith the impacts. Appropriate action should be planned and carried out in advance so as to foresee theanticipated impacts of climate change and the expected vulnerability of the regions and the population

publication date

  • 2013