Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change. As a result, the country has had decades of experience in adaptation.
People living in poverty are the worst affected by extreme weather events, such as increased heat waves and salinity, erratic floods and cyclones, and unexpected droughts. This is affecting food security, nutrition, water availability, health and livelihoods - ultimately resulting in displacement and deepening poverty.
BRAC’s integrated approach promotes adaptation and mitigation measures through nature-based solutions and locally-led adaptation to address the impacts of climate change. We work to protect resources and improve access to the tools and knowledge needed to adapt to the adverse climatic impacts and adopt sustainable practices to build resilience.
3 million people living in climate vulnerability holistically supported to tackle climate change impacts
700,000 households supported to build adaptive capacities
400,000 trees planted as adaptation and mitigation measures
WHAT WE DO
Green Climate Fund
Mainstreaming climate change adaptation
Action research and capacity building
Knowledge management and networking
WHERE WE WORK
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
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.
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.