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."


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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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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    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 nature-based solutions, climate change adaptation and climate services. I look after the NbS programme and activities at ICCCAD, and thus involved with developing the NbS task force in Bangladesh 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). Currently, I am doing my master’s in Climate Change and Development from Independent University, Bangladesh.
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    Md Fahad Hossain | Researcher

    I am a Research Officer at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), where I oversee the implementation of the project “Supporting Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on Loss and Damage”. Also, I work with the LDC Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC), an official capacity building initiative of LDCs hosted by ICCCAD. My research interests include climate change adaptation and loss and damage, with a focus on public policy. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s in Climate Change and Development.

Past members

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    Farah Anzum | Researcher

    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).