Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Least Developed Countries. Working Paper 2: Bangladesh Country Case Study

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Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Least Developed Countries. Working Paper 2: Bangladesh Country Case Study

AUTHORS: Atiq Rahman and Mazharul Alam

PUBLISHED DATE

June 2012

RESOURCE

 The main lessons from the study and exercise carried out in Bangladesh aimed at mainstreaming adaptation to climate change may be summarized as follows: (i)  Information on climate change impacts needs to be translated from the scientific research domain into language and time scales relevant for policy makers. (ii) Research on potential impacts of climate change needs to be supported in-country to enable information to be improved and passed on to policy makers. (iii) All relevant stakeholders need to be involved-but their needs for information may vary and thus information must be suited to the stakeholder group being engaged with. (iv) Sectoral level policy makers, planners and managers are relatively more likely to mainstream adaptation to climate change into their on-going and planned work (provided the information on impacts is given to them in a suitable form). (v) High-level policy makers need to be especially targeted (with suitable material). (vi) National and international experts and researchers need to share their knowledge with people making decisions and plans on the ground more effectively