Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change, with economic losses of over USD 12 billion incurred over the past 40 years.

 

People living in poverty in Bangladesh are exposed to some of the most devastating impacts of climate change. Heat waves, salinity, floods, droughts and cyclones are all increasing in frequency and intensity. This is affecting water availability, food security, nutrition, health and livelihoods, and ultimately resulting in rapidly rising poverty and displacement.

BRAC’s integrated approach promotes adaptation and mitigation measures through nature-based solutions to address climate change. We work to protect resources, build awareness about the environment and access the tools and knowledge needed to adapt to adverse climatic impacts and adopt sustainable practices to build resilience.

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CLIMATE RESILIENCE HOUSING MAP

 

HOW WE DO IT

 
 

Climate change vulnerability mapping

Identify climate vulnerable areas using climate risk and vulnerability mapping.

Selection of climate-vulnerable communities

Identify vulnerable communities using participatory rural appraisal, climate risk and vulnerability and poverty mapping.

Context-specific and proactive climate-resilient interventions and nature-based solutions

Implement interventions considering area-specific climatic patterns, vulnerability, adaptive capacity and the socio-economic aspects of communities and ecosystems.

Institutional arrangements for in-house environmental management

Manage organisational operations and programmatic activities through policies, green committees and green funding.
 

WHY IT WORKS

 
 

Environment-centric policies

Approaches are implemented at district, community and household levels to keep the environment at the centre of all of our work.

Prioritising resilience and sustainability

Ensures integration of climate change resilience into every stage of programmatic activities and interventions.

Women’s engagement

Promotes women’s participation in mitigation and adaptation efforts, thus enhancing their ability to respond to extreme climatic events.

Climate vulnerability-specific approach

Identifies approaches to minimising, adapting and responding to localised climate risks and vulnerabilities.
 

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