An investigation into the major environment and climate change policy issues in southwest coastal Bangladesh

Roy, Anjan Kumer Dev (2017) An investigation into the major environment and climate change policy issues in southwest coastal Bangladesh. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 9 (1). pp. 123-136. ISSN 1756-8692

Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to examine the issues of environment and climate change policy gaps and their
impacts on the natural resources and ecosystems in southwest coastal Bangladesh. The effects of the
increasing human activities as well as natural disasters due to the environment and climate change are
analysed. The policy options as a response to mitigation, adaptation and possible human suffering as
consequences are explored through discourse analysis.
Design/methodology/approach – This study applied focus group discussions, workshop and field
visits to collect the data and information to explore environment and climate change policy-related problems.
Findings – It was found that there is a need for major policy reform to guide development interventions to
reverse salinity, waterlogging, migration and groundwater recharging problems for sustainable
environmental and ecosystem management in the region.
Originality/value – The paper then underscores the need for governments at all levels to adequately fund
geo-information-based development interventions as adequate and proactive responses to environmental
management and development to combat future environmental and climate change problems in the region.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2017 23:15
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 02:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: policy gap, environment, global warming, coastal ecosystems, southwest coastal Bangladesh, climate change
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/IJCCSM-03-2016-0028
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30220

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