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Exploring Climatic Hazards and Adaptation Responses to Address Problems of Climate Migrants in Selected Urban Areas in Bangladesh

Golam Rabbani1*, Anindita Hridita2, Johayer Mahtab Khan3 and Khandker Tarin Tahsin4

1Head, Climate Bridge Fund Secretariat, BRAC, 75, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh

2Former Senior Manager-Operations, Climate Bridge Fund Secretariat, BRAC, 75, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh

3Former Intern, Climate Bridge Fund Secretariat, BRAC, 75, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh

4Deputy Manager, Knowledge and Communications, Climate Bridge Fund Secretariat, BRAC, 75, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Received Date: March 14, 2023;  Published Date: April 19, 2023

Abstract

Bangladesh, a low-lying deltaic country recognized as the frontline victims of climate change, has been experiencing climate induced migration since the very beginning. Internal migration trends in the country show migrants from climate hotspots are most likely to move towards their urban counterparts in search of alternative livelihood. To understand the growing interconnections between climatic hazards and growing internal migration, this paper attempts to analyse the temperature and rainfall data of two climate vulnerable districts (Rajshahi and Khulna) of Bangladesh and examine which climatic hazards have affected the two districts most. Further using mixed methodologies this paper also explores the correlation between climate change and increasing internal migration rates in Rajshahi and Khulna. It finally looks into an innovative climate financing mechanism ‘Climate Bridge Fund’ and explores the impacts of the projects that are working towards addressing the climatic hazards of climate migrants of these two areas in the urban informal settlements.

Keywords:Climate migrants; Vulnerabilities; Adaptation; CBF; Bangladesh

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