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Policy Discourse Analysis-Bangladesh: Climate Resilient Landscapes & Livelihoods
Climate change is a cross sectoral issue with impacts on development and growth. There is a need to integrate climate change responses into development planning in order to ensure that development and growth objectives are resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Among nations, Bangladesh is most vulnerable to climate change. The government, civil society and development partners have undertaken a wide range of initiatives to formulate strategies, policies, programmes and funding mechanisms to ensure the country’s transition to climate resilience.
Based on a policy discourse analysis, this paper explores how climate change resilience enters into existing development discourses that underpin policymaking in Bangladesh.
South Asia as a region has witnessed favourable economic growth and is gearing up to capitalise on opportunities provided by urbanisation, economic diversification and a young population. At the same time the region is also home to the world's largest population of the poor and is extremely vulnerable to adverse impacts of climate change.
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