Bangladesh Projects

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Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)websiteThe World Meteorological Organization WMO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, UNEP and the International Council for Science (ICSU) Provide comprehensive information on the total climate system, involving a multidisciplinary range of physical, chemical and biological properties, and atmospheric, oceanic, hydrological, cryospheric and terrestrial processesongoingview
Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES)websiteinternational and intergovernmental institution, owned and managed by its Member States. Inc BRAC Bangladesh establish a regional early warning system within a multi-hazard framework for the generation and communication of early warning information, and capacity building for preparedness and response to trans-boundary hazardsOngoing?view
The Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX)websiteWCRPexplore supporting the West Asia domain, which covers South Asia, to build a library of robust climate scenarios through bringing together the global leaders in climate modellingApril 2009 -view
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversitywebsitebenjamin.simmons@unep.orgUNEP, DEFRA, BMU, Norwegian Ministry of Affairs, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, DFID, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study is a major international initiative to draw attention to the global economic benefits of biodiversity, to highlight the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and to draw together expertise from the fields of science, economics and policy to enable practical actions moving forward.Start Sept 2009view
Programme of Research on Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PRO-VIA)websiteprovia@provia-climatechange.orgUNEP, UNESCO, WMO Affliated: Columbia (US), Stockholm Envt, Inst., START, Alterra, IPCC, WCRP Provide direction and coherence at the international level to research on climate change vulnerability, impacts and adaptation and to improve the robustness of VIA assessments, by developing revised guidance on research methodologyview
SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training (START)websiteKey strategic: World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)Assisting developing countries in building the expertise and knowledge needed to explore the drivers of and solutions to global and regional environmental change. They do this through building networks of scientists and policy makers and supporting the capacity development of scientistsOngoingview
Collaboration between the Hadley Centre and the Bangladesh University of Engineering and TechnologywebsiteDFID BUET Hadley Centre Build Bangladeshâs climate modelling capabilityview
SERVIR-Himalayawebsitebshrestha@icimod.orgUSAID and NASA are partnering with ICIMODIntegrates satellite observations and predictive models with other geographic information (sensor and field-based) to monitor and forecast ecological changes and respond to extreme events2010-2014view
Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for AsiawebsiteUNEP, The Stockholm Environment Institute, SENSA and SIDALinks between the users and providers of climate information and supports learning around key themes. It is currently largely focused on South East Asia2009-2012view
High NoonwebsiteEU 7th Framework Programme Participants: Alterra (Holland), Energy and Resources Inst (Dehli), MET office, Uo Salford, IIT (Dehli & Kharaqpur), Uo Geneva, Max Plank Inst Meterology (Germany), Uo Nagoya (Japan) Research that assesses the impact of Himalayan glaciers retreat and possible changes of the Indian summer monsoon on the spatial and temporal distribution of water resources in Northern IndiaMay 2009-May 2012view
Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA)websiteDFID-ESRC-NERCHigh quality and cutting-edge research to improve understanding of how ecosystems function, the services they provide, the full value of these services, and their potential role in achieving sustainable poverty reductionOngoingview
Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)websiteCGIAR and ESSPBringing together researchers in agricultural, climate, environmental and social sciences to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and trade-offs between climate change and agricultureview
Applied Research in Community Based Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB)websiteResearch organisations and NGOsDevelop and test effective adaptation approachesview
South Asia Water InitiativewebsiteWB, DFID, AusAid, FinnsBuild the knowledge, trust, relationships and institutions for better water management in light of climate change. It supports a high level dialogue in the region on shared riversview
Bangladesh Integrated Water Resources AssessmentwebsiteMac.Kirby@csiro.auCSIRO - Aus AusAID â Aus Water Resources Planning Organisation (Ba) Bangladesh Water Development Board Institute of Water Modelling (Ba) Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies Addressing knowledge gaps identified in Bangladeshâs National Water Management Plan (NWMP) in climate change impacts, groundwater resources at the national scale, and how surface water and groundwater resources interact.Finishing October 2013view
Integrating Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation into Development Planning (CCMAP)websitejpadgham@start.orgEuropean Commission, UNEP, USAID Partners: WMO, IPCC, Uni Dar es Salaam, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies Enable decision-makers to better integrate climate change issues in development planning and poverty reduction measuresview
Capacity building in Bangladesh for sustainable management of coastal natural resources in a changing climatewebsitepaul@agni.comLead: Middlesex University Funded under INSPIRE programme of British Council, partners: Bangladesh Agricultural University and Independent University Bangladesh The project is designed to improve understanding of the complex environmental challenges facing communities in the coastal zone of Bangladesh, and how those communities can adapt2010 â 2013view
The Bay Of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project (BOBLME)websiteThe BOBLME Project is funded principally by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), Norway, the Swedish Internal Development Agency, FAO, participating Governments and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) with a total estimated budget of $USD 31 million over five years The BOBLME Project includes Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar,Sri Lanka and Thailand. The project aims to improve the lives of the coastal populations through better regional management of the Bay of Bengal environment and its fisheries. Over a five-year period the first of two phases of the Project our work is focused on gaining a better understanding of major marine resources and identifying the critical issues and the underlying causes contributing to a decline in the health of the Bay of Bengal ecosystem. With that knowledge, we can begin strengthening and harmonizing management capabilities in each participating country in preparation for the second phase of the project.2009-2014view
Sustaining Ethical AquaTrade (SEAT)websited.c.little@stir.ac.ukEU FP7The SEAT project is exploring the sustainability of the trade in aquaculture products from Bangladesh, China, Thailand and Vietnam to the European Union and will consider whole value chains for tilapia, catfish, shrimp and prawns. Project outcomes will support industry expansion and promote safe and sustainable products for consumers, whilst ensuring a fair deal for producers who meet appropriate social and environmental standards. The highly interdisciplinary project will examine issues such as environmental impact, Life Cycle Analysis, social justice and ethics, food safety and governance view
Climate change and the land, water and food interface (UKCDS)websiteProject funders: UKCDS members DFID, ESRC, NERC and the Wellcome Trust are each providing financial support. Project coordinator: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Development partners: North-South University in Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies. Other academics and researchers in Bangladesh will also contributThis project focuses on understanding how complex climate change processes are affecting the interfaces between land, water and food, and the subsequent impact on the nutrition and health of the people of Bangladesh. By linking complementary research activities in the UK and Bangladesh, the project aims to establish a platform for collaboration that strengthens and showcases the capacity for climate change adaptation research in the UK and developing countries. The end goal is a compelling research agenda that attracts donor support and a proven framework that can be adopted for future climate change research collaborations view
Whole Decision Network Analysis for Coastal Ecosystems (WD-NACE)websiteESPA funded. Partners: Oxford, York, BCAS, CORDIO East Africa, CEGISOur aim in WD-NACE has been to develop and test participatory methods for gathering the data to populate a conceptual framework to understand decision-making in coastal resources. In Bangladesh the issue of the emergence of shrimp farming, associated land-use changes (where it comes into competition with paddy farming and encroaches upon mangrove areas), ecological changes and social contestation has been identified as an ongoing challenge for decision-making and policy formulation (linkage between ecosystem services (ES) and poverty alleviation (PA)). view
Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE-R4) ProjectwebsiteLead Partner: Department of Zoology, Rajshahi University (DZRU), Bangladesh; Partner 2: Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University (FMRTDKU), Bangladesh; Partner 3: The University of Ghana, Volta Basin Research Project (UG-VBRP); Partner 4: Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield (APSSU), UK; Additional Partner: School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGUB) DFID / Bristish Council fundedCapacity building to address climate change in Bangladesh and Ghana with special reference to conservation of saline and drought tolerant species view
Social and Environmental Change in Bangladeshwebsitesteven.goodbred@vanderbilt.eduPartners: Vanderbilt University, University of Dhaka, Jahangirnagar University, Khulna University, Columbia University Funding; Asian Development Bank / World BankThis collaborative research effort brings together social scientists, physical scientists, and engineers to investigate the critical interactions between natural and human systems that motivate the movement of large numbers of people using an Integrated Social, Environmental, and Engineering (ISEE) model. view
Sustainable poverty alleviation from coastal ecosystem serviceswebsiteStockholm Resilience Centre, Exeter University, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Eduardo Mondlane University, Wildlife Conservation Society and a number of other institutions in Kenya, Mozambique, UK and North AmericaSPACES will study how the condition of coral reefs and mangroves and how ecological dynamics affects the 'flow' of potentially useful services, how human inputs turn these into benefits and how social processes distribute these benefits to different members of society. The programme will work with poor communities to understand how these benefits actually contribute to people's wellbeing3 yearsview
Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA)websiteJ.Lawn@soton.ac.ukThis work is carried out under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) with financial support from the UK Government's Department for international Development (DFID) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.The DECCMA project will analyse the impacts of climate change and other environmental drivers across contrasting deltas in Africa and Asia. Processes of migration will be analysed using survey, participatory research and economic methods. Potential migration of men and women will be contrasted with other adaptation approaches using a stakeholder-driven and co-produced integrated assessment approach. The project study sites are the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta (Bangladesh and India), Mahanadi delta (India) and Volta delta (Ghana).2014-2018view