14 Apr '11, 5pm

Adapting to Climate Change In Bangladesh

Adapting to Climate Change In Bangladesh

A group of women in Goalbari have formed a successful cooperative to address the flooding challenges. Photo: Aarjan Dixit Floating gardens, raised homes, and reflections from the field. WRI’s Aarjan Dixit recently attended the 5th Annual Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change Conference in Bangladesh. As part of the conference, participants visited local communities to see how adaptation projects were working. A road led from the river toward the entrance of Goalbari, a mainly Hindu village surrounded by lush green agriculture fields in the Gopalgunj district of central Bangladesh. To get to Goalbari, we had taken a short boat ride across the canal of the Madhumati River, dug by the British about 100 years ago to transport jute (a vegetable fiber used for fabric) from the area to the port city of Kolkata. A gang of children, on holiday celebrating the country’s 40th ...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/stories/2011/04/adapting-climate-chang...

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