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Dr. Saleemul Huq selected for UN Climate Summit

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business and civil society to Climate Summit 2014 this 23 September in New York, in order to engage them in a conversation for advancing climate action and ambition across the world. The Summit intends to act as a platform for leaders and experts to…

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Children and Climate Change in Bangladesh

I am conducting my research on children-focused disaster risk reduction (DRR) programs and how they enable children to reduce vulnerabilities to the climate-induced hazards like flood and cyclones. Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country due to climate change.  According to a report on DRR for Bangladesh, climate experts predict that climate-induced hazards like floods and cyclones…

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Index-Insurance: Should Policy Makers target Financial Inclusion as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Bangladesh’s rural Poor?

The residents of Khulna and Barisal Divisions, in Southern Bangladesh, are some of the most resilient in the world. Cyclones, storm surges, salinization, rising sea level, flood and erosion threaten livelihoods, health and the broader development agenda of the region. NGOs here aim to provide knowledge, skills and opportunities to people living with climate change…