Adaptation Options by Key Sectors
Priority Adaptation Projects

Livelihood Adaptation to Climate Change Project

This project promoted climate change adaptation and risk reduction processes and capacities for sustainable livelihoods and food security in the rural sectors, including crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry and other factors of rural livelihoods in drought prone and coastal regions of Bangladesh. (FAO)

Assistance to Local Community on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

The different regions of Bangladesh face different adverse effects of climate change. Drought, flood and river erosion, salinity, cyclone and sea level rise are the major problems that the project will address in three different pilot sites. The project intends to improve the resilience of the livelihoods of local people and their adaptive capacity to cope with climate change. (Danish Government)

Improving Adaptive Capacity to Climate Variability and Change for Sustainable Food and Livelihood Security in Drought Prone and Coastal Regions of Bangladesh

This project aims at assessing current vulnerability, risks and local livelihoods. The institutional and technical capacity building for adaptation and validating suitable location specific adaptation options have been emphasized in this project. (FAO)

Disaster Risk Reduction Programme in Bangladesh

This project seeks to prevent death and devastation due to natural disasters by helping rural communities in specific regions cope with the adverse effects of cyclones and extreme weather events associated with climate change. (Swiss Government)

Strengthening Resilience of Water Sector to Climate Change in Khulna

Assess the impacts of climate change and identify adaptation options in the area of Khulna where the impact of climate change is expected to be severe. In particular, the project will develop a list of adaptation options in order to prepare for two planned investment projects – the City Region Development Project and the Khulna Water Supply Project – as well as for other government projects and policy actions. (ADB)

Integrated Protected Area Co-management

Develop protected area strategy, build technical capacity, increased area under co-management and enhance adaptive capacity to tackle climate change on forests and wetlands. (USAID)

Jolobayhoo-O-Jibon Climate Change Program

Climate change adaptation and risk reduction measures to protect and improve the lives and livelihoods of 15 million poor and vulnerable people by 2013. (DFID)

Bangladesh Pilot Framework on Research Collaboration on Climate Change and the Land, Water and Food Interface

Develop a framework for collaboration on research on climate change and the land, water and food interface in Bangladesh (UK Collaborative on Development Sciences)

Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF)

Support implementation of climate change projects in line with BCCSAP 2009. (UK, EU, Denmark, Sweden )

Supporting Implementation of BCCSAP

Capacity building of MEF and other ministries involved in implementing climate change adaptation and mitigation projects. (ADB, GOB)

Community-based Adaption to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation in Bangladesh

Enhance resilience of coastal communities and protective ecosystems through coastal afforestation and livelihood diversification. This includes: ensuring buffer zone measures are promoted; livelihoods are diversified; sources of potable water are secured for communities vulnerable to saline intrusion; develop capacities for at the national level to better integrate climate change risk into development planning; etc. (LDCF, UNDP, GOB)

Bilateral US government program in Bangladesh

USAID has launched a new activity to help enhance Bangladesh communities’ resilience and capacity to adapt to climate change. The activity will expand efforts to conserve and better manage the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world and Bangladesh’s first line of defense against sea level rise. These activities will not only mitigate disaster effects, such as climate-related extreme weather events, but will also provide poor communities with income from sustainable forest and fishery resources, helping them cope with disaster-related vulnerabilities in the near term. (USAID)

Bangladesh Integrated Water Resources Assessment

Bangladesh water demand will grow with its expanding population and increasing economic development. Whereas surface water resources are well studied, there are significant knowledge gaps in groundwater resources, the joint use of surface and groundwater, management strategies that enhance the efficiency in the equitable allocation of scarce water resources and improve livelihoods, and the potential impacts of climate change. This project will conduct an integrated water resources / socio-economic study to provide a national overview of the resource, the impacts of development and climate change, and the way the impacts will affect the poor and vulnerable. (AusAID, CSIRO, Research for Development)

Comprehensive Disaster Management Program Phase II

Operationalize the Hyogo Framework for Action by supporting disaster preparedness and adaptive capacities of the vulnerable communities in more than 30 vulnerable districts. The project aims to further reduce Bangladesh's vulnerability to adverse natural and anthropogenic hazards and extreme events, including the devastating potential impacts of climate change. It will do so through risk management and mainstreaming. (UK, EU, SIDA, AusAID, UNDP, GOB)

Gaps and Needs