CLIMATE RESILIENT URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN BANGLADESH - POLICY GAPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
7 November 2023
The objective of this policy paper is to identify Climate Resilient Urban Development in Bangladesh 05 Policy Gaps and Recommendations the gaps and implementation challenges of the relevant plans and strategies with a view to realizing the goal of developing green, resilient, and inclusive cities in Bangladesh. [...] The urban age–sex structure has been changing over the years – the majority of the urban population was in the age group 05-09 in 1991, 10-14 06 Climate Resilient Urban Development in Bangladesh Policy Gaps and Recommendations in 2001, male 20-24 and female 10-14 in 2011 (BBS, and adapt to climate change impacts – frequent and 2015). [...] ADB 2014, defines urban climate change resilience as the “capacity of cities to function, so that the Urban Climate Change Resilience people living and working in cities – particularly the The UN/ISDR (2002) defines resilience as “the poor and the vulnerable – survive and thrive in the capacity of a system, community or society to face of shocks and stresses related to climate change.” resist or t. [...] The majority of Bangladesh’s land area is a low-lying river delta, formed by the sedimentary deposits of the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, and the Meghna rivers, which flow from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal (The World Bank in Bangladesh 2023). [...] A rapid Increasing vegetation coverage is one of the most influx of migrants and increased numbers of people effective strategies to mitigate the effects of the urban living in urban slums in the large cities are creating microclimate.