Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh
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Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh : Vulnerability and Adaptation in Coastal Regions

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Experiencing Climate Change in Bangladesh: Vulnerability and Adaptation in Coastal Regions provides 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 450g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128034041
  • 9780128034040

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
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About Salim Momtaz

Dr. Salim Momtaz is an Associate Professor, School of Environmental and Life Sciences 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 obtained a PhD in Sustainable Development from the University of London under a Commonwealth Scholarship. Salim migrated to Australia in 1994. From 1995 to 1998 he taught Geography at Central Queensland University, Australia. He joined the University of Newcastle in 1999 where he has been teaching since. He had a stint in the US as a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He received Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellowship to teach and conduct research in Bangladesh. Salim's current research interests include climate change adaptation, environmental governance and social impact assessment. Salim led the team that conducted one of the first social impact assessment studies in Australia `Independent Social Impact Assessment, RSERC, Rockhampton, 1998'. Salim published six books and many articles in international journals. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Netherlands Government Research Organization, between 2007 and 2010 and is currently on the panel of international reviewers with the Swiss National Science Foundation. Dr. Shameem is a PhD researcher in Sustainable Resources Management at the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia
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