Exploring the population-environment nexus: Understanding climate change, environmental degradation and migration in Bangladesh

Sharma, Vigya and Hugo, Graeme (2009). Exploring the population-environment nexus: Understanding climate change, environmental degradation and migration in Bangladesh. In: XXVI International Population Conference of the IUSSP: Scientific progamme. XXVI International Population Conference of the IUSSP, Marrakech, Morocco, (). 27 September - 2 October 2009.

Author Sharma, Vigya
Hugo, Graeme
Title of paper Exploring the population-environment nexus: Understanding climate change, environmental degradation and migration in Bangladesh
Conference name XXVI International Population Conference of the IUSSP
Conference location Marrakech, Morocco
Conference dates 27 September - 2 October 2009
Proceedings title XXVI International Population Conference of the IUSSP: Scientific progamme
Place of Publication Princeton, NJ, United States
Publisher Princeton University
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 16
Language eng
Abstract/Summary As one of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladesh is expected to face multiple stresses from various environmental disturbances, particularly those which can be both directly and indirectly attributed to changes in local and regional climatic conditions. This paper begins by exploring the link between climate change and population displacement. It then examines climate change impacts currently being experienced in Bangladesh and resulting present and future social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities. This is followed by a review of the region's past trends of population movement as a result of environmental degradation and climatic disturbances. In doing so, it identifies a number of ‘hot spots’ in and around the country where the impact of climate change is most likely to lead to population displacement. The findings are expected to contribute knowledge towards improved regional and sub-regional cooperation to guide policymaking for enhanced social, economic and institutional sustainability.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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