"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."
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.
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As nature-based solutions (NbS) is gaining momentum in several global and national agendas, we should not misuse this term. In this article, Dr. Haseeb Irfanullah clarified this confusion and highlighted what can be and cannot be called as NbS.
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While talking about NbS interventions, we often think about ecosystems in or close to rural areas. But the urban areas with big or small cities or towns also face many societal challenges along with biodiversity loss. In this article, Dr. Haseeb Irfanullah [...] Read more
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.
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.
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).
Farah Anzum was involved as a Researcher in the NbS Bangladesh Portal and Project from February 2020 – October 2020. An Environmental Management and Economics Graduate from North South University, Bangladesh. Frarah worked as a Research Associate at International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD).