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Ministry of Environment & Forest (Global Project
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
The southern coastal belt of Bangladesh, Sunderbans, is home to several communities and biodiversity. The increased intensity and frequency of climatic events will put the lives of these communities as well as their livelihoods at stake.
The project seeks to build community level adaptive capacity and to reduce climate change risks that communities face, and in turn to influence policy and institutional arenas to facilitate sustainable community management of natural resources.
The project will focus on community interventions to sustainably manage the ecosystems on which water and agriculture sectors are based.
Adaptation to intense climatic events.
Community level interventions to sustainably manage ecosystems on which water and agriculture sectors are based.
Natural resource management practices improved in Bangladesh to reduce the vulnerability to climate change impacts and increase the capacity of communities and key ecosystems to adapt to climate change
Protecting natural resources will in turn secure the livelihood of people. It will reduce the vulnerability of people to the impacts of climate change. Apart from this, the project also intends to increase the adaptive capacity of communities.
• Livelihood groups engaged in sustainable resource management practices;
• Stakeholders enjoying sustainable benefits resulting from community based initiatives; and
• Increased community awareness about the impact of climate change.
UNDP Country Office Bangladesh
» Aka Firowz Ahmad, Ph.D, Professor & Chairman, Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh: The Global Initiative at Local Level
» Stephan Baas, Selvaraju Ramasamy. Community Based Adaptation in Action: A case study from Bangladesh Improved Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change for Sustainable Livelihoods in the Agriculture Sector
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