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Challenges of mainstreaming climate change adaptation in Bangladesh


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Begum, Khaleda 2012 , 'Challenges of mainstreaming climate change adaptation in Bangladesh', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Adaptation is a policy instrument for facing the challenges posed by climate change.
Government pursues adaptation in different ways aside from simply creating awareness about
climate change and its effects. It makes rules for changing behaviour and practices which
include National Action Plans, building codes, standardisations and so forth; provides loans to
the affected communities, facilitates insurances, takes measures to correct market imperfections
and grants financial incentives or discourages a specific behaviour through taxation; and
strengthens institutional capacity, develops skills, supplies emergency relief and arranges
rehabilitation, as well as constructing physical infrastructures, and repairing and maintaining the
existing ones.
These initiatives require additional resources and efforts which the developing countries, the
most vulnerable to climate change, are unable to afford. For this reason, government needs to
mainstream adaptation into their development planning and programs including the Poverty
Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Mainstreaming involves a number of challenges, most of which are related to policy instruments,
such as lack of awareness and knowledge sharing, resource shortages, organisational
inefficiencies, and ineffective regulations. Bangladesh being a developing country and
climatically the most vulnerable, has undertaken various policy measures for adaptation and its
mainstreaming. This study has made an effort to identify the challenges associated with the
adaptation mainstreaming endeavours in Bangladesh. Also, it ultimately offers a number of
suggestions for overcoming these obstacles.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Begum, Khaleda
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Available for use in the Library and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (MPubPol)--University of Tasmania, 2012. Includes bibliographical references

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