"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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Haor region is located in the north-eastern part of Bangladesh. Haors are backwater [...] Read more
In the recently published Daily Star article, Dr. Haseeb Irfanullah captured Bangladesh’s fascinating stories on Floating Agriculture which has passed six phases over the last 100 years, and concluded by asking how the seventh phase would look like under the changing climate.
ICCCAD has received a short-term small-grant on “Understanding the economic recovery potential of nature-based solutions (NbS) in Bangladesh”
International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at the Independent University, Bangladesh and Instituto de Montaña (NBSI Peru) are jointly working with Nature-based Solutions [...] 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.
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. Farah worked as a Research Associate at International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD).