Bangladesh: How the people of Bangladesh live with climate change and what communication can do

Report / Paper

Bangladesh: How the people of Bangladesh live with climate change and what communication can do

ORGANISER: BBC Media Action
AUTHORS: Md. Arif Al Mamun, Naomi Stoll and Sonia Whitehead

PUBLISHED DATE

September 2013

RESOURCE

 

How do people in Bangladesh live with climate change now? How will  its impacts shape their future, and how will they, in turn, shape their environment? What are the most effective ways to support people to adapt to climate change, and how best can the media, governments, organisations and businesses communicate with them?
 
Using both quantitative and qualitative research, BBC Media Action have built a nationally representative picture of how different groups of people in Bangladesh live and deal with change. This includes their perception of changes in climate, values, livelihoods, use of food, water and energy, family life, worries, what they watch and listen to, whom they trust the most, what they hope for in the future, and the environmental changes they have noticed or deal with already.
 
This report builds on research in Bangladesh and makes recommendations for how to use data to craft communication that increases resilience to changes in climate.