|Conserving mangrove forests to mitigate the impact of climate change in the coast of Bangladesh|
Conserving mangrove forests to mitigate the impact of climate change in the coast of Bangladesh’ has been implementingjointly with the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) at the University of Leeds, the Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries (IMSF) at Chittagong University.
The research titled ‘conserving mangrove forests to mitigate the impact of climate change in the coast of Bangladesh’ has been implementing by CPRD jointly with the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) at the University of Leeds, the Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries (IMSF) at Chittagong University. The aim of the research link between Chittagong University in Bangladesh and Leeds University in the UK is:
i) to understand the scale of destruction of mangrove forests in Bangladesh over the past three decades
ii) to identify the causes of destruction
iii) to better understand the role of mangroves in mitigating the impact of climate change
iv) to improve the governance of mangrove management by building institutions and enhancing awareness at the community level.
This research project is also intended to empower poor men and poor women because they are both subject to the exploitation of rich shrimp-farm businessmen and some corrupt government officials. However, the impact on men’s and women’s lives can be different. For men, mangrove conservation may improve their livelihoods, so that they do not need to migrate to cities to seek employment. For women, owing to repressive cultural norms, they are less visible in public arenas. Their representation in local committees in making decisions is low. This project, therefore, is committed to challenge women’s subordinated positions in their communities.
Fig: Mangrove destruction and Mangrove as disaster defense
‘Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) for Adaptation and Mitigation in Bangladesh’ with UNEP and Ministry of Environment and Forests of Government of Bangladesh
Study on the causes and consequences of human displacement and migration from the climate hot-spots with ActionAid Bangladesh
Action research project ‘Views from the Frontline’ to measure progress towards implementation of the HFA with supported by the Global Network (GN).