The occurrence of two devastating disasters, consecutive monsoon floods
and category four cyclone Sidr, in 2007 and the subsequent debate about
the links to climate change sparked an intensification of efforts to
tackle long term climate change impacts in Bangladesh.
This case study explores the interplay between actors in the space that
opened up for climate change planning in Bangladesh. This also examines
relative importance of ideology and power configuration between actors
in generating and deciding over the ideas for this planning. Finally
this looks into how internationally defined ideas influence and gets
translated in national planning.
Alam, K.; Shamsuddoha, M.; Tanner, T.; Sultana, M.; Huq, M.J.; Kabir, S.S. Planning exceptionalism? Political economy of climate resilient development in Bangladesh. Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK (2011) 38 pp.
Planning exceptionalism? Political economy of climate resilient development in Bangladesh