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Working Paper
While the initial pieces of evidence indicate that COVID-19 induced economic slowdown and lockdown present short-term benefits to air quality and the environment, these also pose a double-edged challenge in the long-term. On one side, the slowing down of the economy can have an adverse impact on countries’ ongoing efforts towards climate mitigation...
Peer-reviewed Article

Monitoring Effect of Spatial Growth on Land Surface Temperature in Dhaka

In Remote Sensing
Author:
Md. Mustafizur
Rahman
Ram
Avtar
Ali P.
Yunus
Jie
Dou
Prakhar
Misra
Wataru
Takeuchi
Netrananda
Sahu
Ali
Kharrazi
Shamik
Chakraborty
Tonni Agustiono
Kurniawan
Spatial urban growth and its impact on land surface temperature (LST) is a high priority environmental issue for urban policy. Although the impact of horizontal spatial growth of cities on LST is well studied, the impact of the vertical spatial distribution of buildings on LST is under-investigated. This is particularly true for cities in sub...
Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
NON-ECONOMIC LOSS AND DAMAGE (NELD) could constitute a major proportion of the total loss and damage caused by any climate-related disasters. Despite this, most NELD has not been well measured and reported in most post-disaster reports and databases and has often not been given the attention it deserves in most disaster risk assessments and risk...
Presentation
Regional collaboration for climate and SDG actions in the HKH
The objectives of the session are to emphasize the following points: Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas will seriously comprise food, nutritional and energy security in the region and downstream, severely challenging abilities of nations – particularly the poorer nations– to achieve the SDGs. There is an urgent need for collective climate...
Presentation
First Sub-Regional workshop on Preparation of status Report and Sub-regional Roadmap for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia
Author:
Home to roughly 1.8 billion people, South Asia generates approximately 334 million tonnes of waste per year of which 174 million tonnes (57%) is organic in content. In addition to the increase in municipal solid waste, managing complex and emerging waste streams, including e-waste, food waste, construction and demolition waste, disaster waste...
Presentation
Stakeholder consultation on Maximizing the Climate Security in Asia through a Coordinated Emergency Assistance Framework
Japan is one of the prominent contributors towards overseas development assistance (ODA) and emergency relief assistance (external emergency assistance, EEA) in the aftermath of major natural disasters. These assistances have costs and benefits to both the recipients and to the donor countries. In order to improve the efficacy of various forms of...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Author:
M.A. Baqui
Khalily
Akio
Onishi
Microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Bangladesh provide a variety of financial services to poor households that can help them cope with natural disasters (e.g. floods) and adapt to environmental changes (e.g. increasing soil salinity). However, due to the limited geographic range in which MFI branches can provide their services, households located...
Book Chapter
In The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People
This is a precarious moment for the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Environmentally, socially, and economically, there is no single likely future for the HKH. Between now and 2080, the HKH may run downhill, or the region may continue doing business as usual and muddling through, or it may advance toward prosperity. Evidence-based actions to reduce...
Peer-reviewed Article
In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RESILIENCE IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
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This paper aims to identify and prioritize key non-economic loss and damages (NELDs) caused by the 2009 Cyclone Aila in Khulna District of Bangladesh and to identify appropriate practices to address the NELDs. The analytic hierarchy process was applied to prioritize key criteria, NELD indicators and practices that should be integrated into disaster...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Climate and Development
Author:
Divya
Mohan
Himani
Upadhyay
Indicator-based approaches have been used extensively for measuring adaptation. Adopting participatory approaches helps in contextualizing the global level and generic indicators to suit the local-level conditions for measuring adaptation effectiveness. This paper discusses the application of a methodology for identifying a set of adaptation...