A Country Made for Disaster: Environmental Vulnerability and Forced Migration in Bangladesh

Type

Book section

Author(s)

Poncelet, A.
Gemenne, F.
Martiniello, M.
Bousetta, H.

Title

A Country Made for Disaster: Environmental Vulnerability and Forced Migration in Bangladesh

Date

2010

Editor(s)

Afifi, Tamer
Jägger, Jil

Book Title

Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability

Publisher

Springer

Abstract

There is a broad consensus amongst the scientific community that South Asia is amongst the regions most affected by climate change. According to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (2007) the main climate change impacts in the region are as follows: increased frequency of droughts and floods negatively affecting local production; sea level rise exposing coasts to increasing risks, including coastal erosion and growing human-induced pressures on coastal areas; and glacier melt in the Himalayas with more flooding and rock avalanches. Crop yields could decrease up to 30% in Central and South Asia by the mid-twenty-first century. Within South Asia, Bangladesh is the most vulnerable country because of its regional connectivity through geo-physical and hydrological features and its livelihood reliance on trade (ELIAMEP, 2008).

Citation

Poncelet, A., et al. (2010). A Country Made for Disaster: Environmental Vulnerability and Forced Migration in Bangladesh. Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability,. T. Afifi and J. Jägger. Berlin, Springer: 211-222.
URL : http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-12416-7_16#page-1

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