Climate Vulnerability Threat And Food Insecurity Essay

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Table of Contents Background 2 Climate Vulnerability Threat & Food Insecurity in Bangladesh 3 Policies related to Environment and Climate Change 4 Climate Vulnerability Threat in terms of Forced Displacement 5 Climate Vulnerability Threat & Water unavailability in Bangladesh 6 Reference 8 Background Bangladesh ranks first in the 2014 Climate Change Vulnerability Index and it will likely suffer more from climate change by 2025 than any other country (Maplecroft 2014). While climate change is a global phenomenon, the experience of it is local and strongly affected by the local social, economic, political, and engineered environment (Parry et al. 2007). Southwestern Bangladesh is a globally relevant site for studying the localized ways in which certain global trends are experienced because it is a site of enduring poverty, of anticipated local pressures due to climate change, of the global export market for shrimp which might be considered a climate adaptive economic strategy, and of vulnerability to seasonal flooding and severe cyclone events which are expected to increase (Ackerly B.A. et al,). Climate Vulnerability Threat & Food Insecurity in Bangladesh Bangladesh stands among the frontline countries confronted by the impacts of climate change. For several decades we have been experiencing the gradual increase, frequency and erratic pattern of floods, river erosion, cyclones, earthquake murmurs, tidal bores, encroachment of salinity in the low lying coastal

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