10 October 2016

Cons on Bangladesh's Resilience Plan in recent CEPSA Research Brief

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Jason Cons recently published the Research Brief “Exploring State Vulnerability and Climate Change: Bangladesh’s Resilience Plan” as part of the Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) Program. Cons explores how over the past decade, Bangladesh has emerged as a climate state and has distinguished itself by developing innovative policy solutions to address environmental challenges.

This brief describes Bangladesh’s unique vulnerabilities, from its very geographic location and infrastructure, to its identity as a country where 40% of the population live in poverty, and there is strong history of western exploitation. Cons situates the state's current successful climate planning strategies in a larger history of development and resilience, and looks at how climate planning will shape its future- and what impact this programming will have on vulnerable communities.

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