Nature-based Solutions Bangladesh

"Communities within Bangladesh have been working with nature for many years to adapt to climatic impacts and there is a rich body of knowledge on how to implement Nature-based Solutions."

Welcome

We are a community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers working at the interface of climate change, nature conservation and sustainable development. Our mission is to enhance understanding of the importance of nature-based solutions and to scale-up their implementation in Bangladesh.

Nature-based solutions involve the protection, restoration and/or management of natural ecosystems in rural areas and cities in order to protect communities, infrastructure and agriculture from climate change impacts while drawing down carbon and supporting biodiversity.

At NbS Bangladesh, we are collating scientific evidence and evidence from practice on the effectiveness of existing nature-based solutions projects from across Bangladesh, and we are identifying areas that could benefit from the implementation of NbS in future. Our current focus is building an evidence base for the role of nature-based solutions for economic development in Bangladesh.

If you are interested in joining the NbS Bangladesh community, please get in touch.


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The team

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    Dr. Saleemul Huq | Advisor

    I am the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). I also hold the Senior Fellow position at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). My expertise lies on the links between climate change and sustainable development, particularly from the perspective of developing countries. My recent activities have been focusing on building negotiating capacity and supporting the engagement of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in UNFCCC. I have published over 100 journal articles, many book chapters and reports. I was the Lead Author in both IPCC’s third and fourth assessment report, and the Coordinating Lead Author for the fifth assessment report.

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    Dr. Haseeb Md. Irfanullah | Expert

    I am an independent consultant working on environment, climate change, & research system. Over the past two decades, I have worked for different international environmental and development organisations, academic and research institutions, donors, and the Government of Bangladesh in different capacities – project manager, programme leader, strategic lead, facilitator, mentor, and advisor. My working areas include natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, community-based adaptation, disaster risk management, capacity building on research system, and translating research into policy and action. I have a PhD in aquatic ecology from the University of Liverpool, UK.

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    Farah Anzum | Researcher

    I am an Environmental Management and Economics Graduate from North South University, Bangladesh. I have been working as a Research Associate at International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and possess profound interest in the field of natural resource management and economics, climate finance and climate services. I have experience in conducing in-depth research on economic valuation of coastal island and management, potentials of micro-finance in climate adaptation practices and enhancing the climate services for resource optimisation. I have also published a number of articles on blue economy, indigenous people and climate change issues in Bangladesh.

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    Tasfia Tasnim | Lead Researcher

    I am a researcher and activist in the field of climate change and environment. Currently, I have been working as a Senior Research Associate at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). My expertise is mainly centred around climate finance, climate services, livelihood resilience, and natural resource management. I have been leading the nature-based solutions activities in Bangladesh and developing the NbS task force to gather the knowledge around this issue, and to sensitise different group of actors on NbS. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).