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Sustainability views of Adaptation measures to the potential impacts due to climate change in the Coastal zone of Bangladesh
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The thesis work has studied mainly autonomous adaptation measures used by local communities against natural hazards. In course of time the climate change will make these hazards frequent and severe challenging peoples capacity to cope with them. The work is conducted as a case study in nine coastal agro-ecological zones of Bangladesh. Coastal zones have socio-economical potential but are at the same time vulnerable to destructive effects of climate change in agriculture, human settlements, health, ecosystem and security.

In collaboration with the Department of Environmental sciences in Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, adaptation measures practiced at study areas have been gathered and then evaluated using a rated set of eleven criteria which has been derived from principles of sustainable adaptation.

As a result of this study several adaptation measures show high sustainability, some medium but most of them with a low sustainability in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and implementation ability. The conclusion is to enhance local adaptive capacity in terms of its hazards context and to modify adaptation measures to be more sustainable.

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Trita-IM, ISSN 1402-7615 ; 2010:05
Keyword [en]
sustainable climate change adaption, evaluation, Bangladesh, coastal zones, case study
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-58627OAI: diva2:473549
Available from: 2012-01-13 Created: 2012-01-06 Last updated: 2012-01-13Bibliographically approved

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