Flood vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh: A review

Md Younus

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    This paper reviews recent literature on flood research in Bangladesh, focusing on the nation's vulnerability to climate change and its ability to adapt. This review reveals that the literature on community-based vulnerability and adaptation, and their processes and assessments in response to hazards under climate change regimes are inadequate, apart from a recent focus on assessment of the vulnerability of rural communities, their ability to adapt their farming methods, or the economic consequences of failure to adapt in response to extreme flood events, e.g. Younus (2012a,b); Younus and Harvey (2013, 2014). This paper argues that an integrated assessment of rural vulnerability and community-based adaptation is needed in order to ensure sustainable changes in response to future climate change regimes in Bangladesh.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1450024
    JournalJournal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2014


    • Adaptation
    • Bangladesh
    • Climate change
    • Flooding
    • Vulnerability


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