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Determinants and Effectiveness of Local-Level Adaptation to Climate Change: Case Studies of Two

Thursday October 25th 2012

Bangladesh ministries, including the ministries of agriculture, environment and forest, water, health, rural development, food and disaster management, children and women affairs, relevant departments and NGOs have been implementing a number of local level adaptation (LLA) projects with their limited resources and capacity in response to the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) and the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategies and Action Plan (BCCSAP). Already known as a pioneering country in the field of LLA, Bangladesh recognizes the growing interest in approaches, determinants, planning and implementation processes and effectiveness of LLA among policy makers, practitioners, researchers, development agencies, and vulnerable communities. In particular, there is a strong need for updated information and knowledge on climate change trends, risks and vulnerability of human and ecological systems; adaptation options and technologies; planning, implementation, and evaluation of LLA. It is also important to obtain indepth knowledge and understanding of various local and external factors that govern LLA and its effectiviness.

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