Bangladesh has laudable success in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
“Bangladesh is a role model in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction globally but there are few gaps in policy and implementation”-Experts say in a policy workshop.
As Bangladesh continues to experience the catastrophic consequences of climate change, it is becoming increasingly apparent that some groups are more vulnerable than others. In adapting to and coping with the effects of climate change, persons with disabilities and women often face additional difficulties. Given that the WHO estimates that approximately 17 million Bangladeshi citizens are disabled and that gender discrimination is widespread, this issue has become a matter of critical importance. As extreme weather events such as cyclones, floods, and droughts become more frequent and intense, the needs and rights of these vulnerable groups must be incorporated into the nation’s adaptation strategies for climate change.
Center for People and Environ (CPE) with the support of the Center for Disability in Development (CDD) conducted a policy review study to identify gaps in policy and practice levels through the lens of gender and disability inclusion. Read More…