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.
2.6 million people living in 41 climate-vulnerable districts received multi-faceted support to address climate change impacts
1.7 million households reached through integrated climate-resilient solutions
WHAT WE DO
Mainstreaming climate change adaptation
Action research and capacity building
Knowledge management and networking
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
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.