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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh

Processes, Assessment and Effects

Authors: Younus, Md Aboul Fazal

  • Nominated by the University of Adelaide as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
  • A case study in Bangladesh on response to extreme floods
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Well illustrated
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About this book

The IPCC (2007) warned that the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna (GBM) basin will be at greatest risk due to increased flooding, and that the region’s poverty would reduce its adaptation capacity. This book investigates autonomous adaptation using a multi-method technique comprising PRA and a questionnaire survey applied in the case study area ‘Islampur’ Upazila in Bangladesh.

The study has four key approaches. First, it reviews the flood literature for Bangladesh from 1980 to 2014. Second, it examines farmers' crop adaptation processes in a case study area at Islampur, Bangladesh. Third, it assesses the vulnerability and adaptation (V & A) in response to three extreme flood events (EFEs). Fourth, the book assesses the economic consequences of failure effects of autonomous crop adaptation in response to EFEs. The results show that Bangladeshi farmers are highly resilient to EFEs, but the economic consequences of failure effects of autonomous crop adaptation (FEACA) on marginal farmers are large.

The book contributes to current knowledge by filling three important research gaps as follows, 1) farmers’ autonomous crop adaptation processes in response to various types of extreme floods; 2) methodological contribution for assessing vulnerability and adaptation through PRA; and 3) the economic consequences of the failure effects of autonomous crop adaptations.

This book provides a good account of ‘autonomous adaptation’ and its impact on fl

ood vulnerable communities in Bangladesh. Anyone wishing to fully understand the impact of climate change should read the book.”
Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, Yunus Centre, Bangladesh

About the authors

Dr Younus, Fellow of Adelaide University, Australia, is a pioneer researcher who has been working on V&A issues with some World authorities: Professors K B Rasheed, Q K Ahmad, Nick Harvey, Martin Williams, Munir Morad, and Richard Warrick since 1994. Dr Younus taught several courses: Environmental Studies: Climate Change and Human Adaptation, Environmental Decision Making Tools, Cities as Human Environments, and Research Project Design and Management in Flinders School of the Environment, Australia; has presented many papers in international conferences in the UK, the USA, Australia, Finland, Norway, and Bangladesh; and published many articles in international scientific journals. He is a member of the Institute of Australian Geographers, ISEE and Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE), Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS), Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA) and Bangla Academy.

Reviews

“This book from Md Aboul Fazal Younus … focuses on climate change vulnerability and adaptation. … The book is recommended for practitioners and researchers on climate change, with a particular focus on vulnerability and adaptation but it will also interest practitioners and policy-makers engaged in developing the plans and programmes at regional and national level. The specific case of the Bangladesh communities studies provide primary data for those engaged on the topic.” (Rocio A. Diaz-Chavez, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Vol. 17 (2), June, 2015)

“This is the first published study in the last half century to focus comprehensively on community input to the assessment of climate change vulnerability and adaptation in Bangladesh. … An essential read for policy makers in this area, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh. Processes, Assessment and Effects is a critical and pioneering text for those interested in long-term patterns of significant climate change events and human responses to those events.” (Jennie Shaw, Climate Policy, March, 2015)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introductory Background and Statement of the Problems

    Younus, Md Aboul Fazal

    Pages 1-33

  • Research Methodology

    Younus, Md Aboul Fazal

    Pages 35-76

  • Floods in Bangladesh: Nature, History, Research, Causes and Types

    Younus, Md Aboul Fazal

    Pages 77-100

  • Household Information in the Case Study Area

    Younus, Md Aboul Fazal

    Pages 101-116

  • Crop Adjustment Processes to Extreme Floods

    Younus, Md Aboul Fazal

    Pages 117-128

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5494-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0055-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh
Book Subtitle
Processes, Assessment and Effects
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5494-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5494-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5493-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0055-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
Topics