Sea-level Rise and Population Displacement in Bangladesh: Impact on India

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Bose, S.

Title

Sea-level Rise and Population Displacement in Bangladesh: Impact on India

Year

2013

Journal

Maritime Affairs: Journal of the National Maritime Foundation of India

Vol (No), pp

9(2), 62-81

Abstract

Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world due to climate change and sea level rise (SLR). This has caused large-scale population displacement, human insecurity and illegal migration to India. This paper first analyses the environmental crisis of Bangladesh taking into considerations the problem of SLR, tropical cyclones, soil salinity and mangrove depletion. The second part of the paper discusses its impact on India with special emphasis on the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migration on three areas ? North Bengal, Indian Sunderbans Region and North East India. It discusses the possibilities of retaining back the climate-induced migrants through climate change adaptation techniques, people’s participation and the bilateral cooperation between India and Bangladesh.

Citation

Bose, S. (2013). Sea-level Rise and Population Displacement in Bangladesh: Impact on India. Maritime Affairs: Journal of the National Maritime Foundation of India, 9(2), 62-81. doi:10.1080/09733159.2013.848616