Policy Agenda for Addressing Climate Change in Bangladesh: Copenhagen and Beyond

Author: 
Fahmida Khatun
AKM Nazrul Islam
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Abstract: 
The IPCC (2007) forecasted that a mere 1 metre rise in sea‐level will inundate 20% of its landmass and thus loss of much of our coastal regions permanently and thus affect coastal agriculture. IPCC (2001) also projected an increase by 5‐88 cm by the year 2100. A global climate change model shows that the overall global crop productivity will reduce by 20‐30% because of climate change and South Asia is particularly vulnerable. Bangladesh will loose about 8% of its rice and 32% wheat production by the year 2050 ( IPCC; 2007).