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Uncovering the Visible and Not-So Visible Threats of Climate Change: The Case of Poverty in Coastal Bangladesh

On 9 December 2016, Lead Environmental Economist of World Bank Susmita Dasgupta gave a presentation on ‘’Uncovering the Visible and Not-So Visible Threats of Climate Change: The Case of Poverty in Coastal Bangladesh” at Fulbright Economics Teaching Program. Dr. Susmita Dasgupta presented the five year research on climate change impacts, livelihood threats and adaptation possibilities for the poor in coastal Bangladesh. The presentation focuses on:

  • Coastal Bangladesh in a Changing Climate: Cyclones – Risk of Inundation; River Salinity – Scarcity of Drinking Water, Water for Irrigation, Loss of Fish Habitat; Soil Salinity – Adverse Impact on Agriculture
  • Implications for Environment and Poverty
  • Adaptation Measures
  • Message to Policy Makers