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More than a buzzword? Resilience to climate change in Zimbabwe

Climate change to displace 15 million Bangladeshis by 2050

Rising sea levels caused by climate change will wipe out more cultivated land in Bangladesh than anywhere else in the world,

Rising sea levels caused by climate change will wipe out more cultivated land in Bangladesh than anywhere else in the world,

Titled ‘Climate Change Knows No Borders’, the report looks at the impact of climate change on migration in South Asia; particularly in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, reports UNB.  It anticipates that droughts, heat waves, cyclones, rising sea levels, heavy rainfall, landslides and floods are all likely to be felt in the region more severely in future. By 2050, the report forecasts, climate change in Bangladesh will have brought about a 10% drop in rice production and a 30% fall in wheat production.  Although Bangladesh has a long history of seasonal migration – where rural people move to find work during the agricultural lean season – research suggests this is becoming more permanent as a result of climate-induced disasters.  Crop failure, rising sea levels and flooding can all damage infrastructure and erode income opportunities and alternative coping mechanisms…

 

More than a buzzword? Resilience to climate change in Zimbabwe

It’s cheaper, faster, and devolves more control to the affected communities. But while resilience has long been a buzzword among aid agencies and governments alike, it’s difficult to gauge yet how effective the measures have been.  Zimbabwe is a good place both to highlight the need to develop people’s resistance to “shocks” and to illustrate how difficult it is to put that idea into practice.  Agriculture is a key sector of the economy. It employs 60-70 percent of the population, contributes to about 40 percent…

 

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