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Perceptions and responses to climate change: understanding adaptation strategies and multi-level capacities in northern Bangladesh using livelihood resources

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Ara, I, Perceptions and responses to climate change: understanding adaptation strategies and multi-level capacities in northern Bangladesh using livelihood resources, Regional Problems, 21 pp. 124-131. (2018) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.31433/1605-220Х-2018-21-3(1)-124-131

Abstract

Climate change has become a concern due to its adverse impacts on local livelihood and human security globally. This may affect livelihood options in a disaster-prone country, Bangladesh, particularly in the northern region, which experiences high temperature, low rainfall, and frequent disasters. This paper presents empirical evidences that indicate perceptions on climate change and local responses on this change to take different adaptation strategies using available livelihood resources. Primary data was collected in northern districts by applying Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis method and Focus Group Discussion. The study demonstrated that local communities experienced climate variabilities and disaster incidents. Several adaptation strategies were employed at different levels of capacities based on livelihood resources. The study demonstrated government level capacity would mostly infl uence resources utilization. Policies and programs aimed at enhancing and strengthening the adaptation strategies need to deliberate livelihood resources and capacity levels significantly.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Bangladesh, climate change, disaster, livelihood resources, adaptation strategies, multi-level capacity
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Natural Resource Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Objective Field:Sustainability Indicators
UTAS Author:Ara, I (Dr Iffat Ara)
ID Code:131005
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2019-02-25
Last Modified:2019-03-12
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