Mainstreaming adaptation to climate change in Coastal Bangladesh by building civil society alliances

Frank Thomalla*, Terry Cannon, Saleemul Huq, Richard J T Klein, Claudia Schaerer

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The potential impact of climate change on coastal Bangladesh are described. The subsiding coastal zone in Bangladesh is vulnerable as it is affected by more than twice the mean predicted global rate of sea-level rise. Civil society organizations and Government of Bangladesh (GoB) have made major contributions to poverty alleviation and disaster reduction that is aimed at protecting vulnerable households and livelihoods in exposed coastal communities. A project is also being developed that aims to support and advance adaptation to climate change and its mainstreaming into development activities. The project would enable non-governmental organizations to work together in producing and sharing knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolutions to Coastal Disasters 2005 - Proceedings of the Conference
EditorsL. Wallendorf, L. Ewing, S. Rogers, C. Jones
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventSolutions to Coastal Disasters 2005 - Charleston, SC, United States
Duration: 8 May 200511 May 2005


OtherSolutions to Coastal Disasters 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCharleston, SC


  • Adaptation
  • Bangladesh
  • Civil society
  • Climate change
  • Coastal planning
  • Community vulnerability
  • Mainstreaming
  • Policy development
  • Sea-level rise
  • Tropical cyclones


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