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Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies

Climate change and Bangladesh — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web
 


In the Cyberlibrary

Perception, Power and Participation
Chiara Bianchizza describes how perception, power and participation are crucial ingredients in reducing vulnerability to climate change in Bangladesh. Published December 2010

Cyclone Sidr: What Have We Learnt
Md Nadiruzzaman argues that we need to learn from past experience of the impact of natural hazards if we are to deal effectively with these events in the future. Published November 2010

LDCs in the Climate Negotiations
Bangladesh Ambassador to Sweden Sabihuddin Ahmed describes some of the challenges faced by the Least Developed Nations in the climate negotiations. Published September 2005

Capacity Building in LDCs
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia of Bangladesh opened the Least Developed Country Expert Group workshop held in September 2002 in Dhaka. Participants discussed the urgent need for capacity building as appropriate preparation for formulating National Adaptation Plans of Action. Published March 2003

Climate Change and Bangladesh: The Way Forward
Saleemul Huq reports on a roundtable discussion concerning the implications of the climate issue for Bangladesh. Published March 2003

Protecting Bangladesh
Hugh Brammer discusses the general approach and current activities of the Bangladesh Flood Action Plan. Published April 1993

A Legal Perspective on the FAP
The Bangladesh Flood Action Plan (FAP) has received severe criticism from some quarters. Tiempo discusses the FAP with Mohiuddin Farooque, a lawyer with the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA). Published April 1993


On the Web

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, based in Dhaka, is an independent non-government research organization working on three themes: integrating environment and development, governance and people's participation, and rapid economic growth. It has an active climate change programme.

How Bangladesh Is Preparing for Climate Change
Lisa Friedman discusses Bangladesh and climate migration in a series of five reports published by Scientific American.

Autogenerated: 12 Apr 2013

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa

SolSource

SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Tiempo Climate Newswatch
Updated: April 12th 2013