Challenging climate change policies in Bangladesh
Bangladesh contributes little to global greenhouse gas emissions, yet as one of the world’s most climate venerable countries it is prone to climate-related disasters such as drought, tropical storms and floods.
As one of the world’s most densely populated and poorest countries, the effects of these natural disasters are often magnetised, leading to the devastation of people’s homes, lively hoods and loss of life.
Since 2010 international donors have provided more than $170million dollars (USD) to support climate change efforts and develop infrastructure, institutions and ecosystems in Bangladesh. Though efforts have bought some success Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Sussex, Benjamin Sovacool, has undertaken new research that suggests there is a pressing need for Bangladesh to revisit these climate change policies.