Climate Change and Climate Refugee Issues Bangladesh Case

Topics: Refugee, Climate change, Bangladesh Pages: 52 (13682 words) Published: December 11, 2010
Global Governance


Climate Change and Climate Refugee Issues

Bangladesh Case

Course No. Gov 505


Professor Dr. Emdad ul Haque
Programme Coordinator & Course Coordinator
MAGD Program,
BRAC University Bangladesh

Submitted by
Muhammad Shahanoor Alam
Roll No 08272011
Semester # 2
Batch # 3
Master of Arts in Governance and Development
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I certify that the attached dissertation is my original work. No other person’s work has been used without due acknowledgement in the text, or in written form. This material has not been presented elsewhere or extracted, in whole or in part, from a document presented by me for another qualification or another institution.

Muhammad Shahanoor Alam Date: 20 May 2009

Global Governance


Climate Change and Climate Refugee Issues

Bangladesh Case



Chapter 1: Introduction

1.1 Setting the Scene

1.2 Unveiling the Reality

1.3 Fathoming the Problem

1.4 Settling the Crisis

Chapter 2: Global Governance Paradigm in the Context of Global Climate Change 2.1 Introduction
2.2 Global Governance
2.3 The Rise of Global Governance
Chapter -3 Global Governance and Refugee Paradox
3.1 Refugee and Global Governance
3.2 Environmental Refugees and Global Governance
3.3 Climate Refugee and Global Governance
3.4 Refugee Paradox
3.5 Conclusions
Chapter – 4: Climate change in Bangladesh

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Bangladesh Climate Characteristics

4.3 The Context of Climate Related Conditions

4.4 Climate Change Impacts in Bangladesh

4.5 National Adaptation Programme of Action

Chapter -5: Climate Refugee Paradigms in Bangladesh

5.1 Climate Refugee Symptom in Bangladesh

5.2 Climate Refugee Paradigms in Bangladesh

5.3 Some Hot Spots of Climate Refugees in Bangladesh

5.4 Climate Refugee: Internal Displacement Vs International Migration 5.6 Climate Refugee: Seasonal Migration
5.7 Conclusion
Chapter – 6: Conclusion


The climate change has become a global and multidisciplinary issue which has affected throughout the world. Now, the climate change neither a debate nor an isolate issue rather it has across all over the sectors of the life cycle human being and it is a man-made phenomenon (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC - Fourth Assessment Report 2007). There is overwhelming scientific evidence of sea level rise, extreme weather events and drought and water crisis which are the global threat to human being (UNDP, 2007). Climate change is not an isolate issue for environmental governance or climate governance rather it poses a vital politico-economic issue. As already it has been proved that climate change erodes human freedom and limits choice through affecting all the development activities of the world. Especially, the poor have been bearing the burden of climate change. The cost of climate change has more bearing on future generations than the present. Therefore, the world should come together in forging a global response to this global crisis. Therefore, here my proposition is that in order to address the climate change and climate change impact, the isolate effort from climate governance or environmental governance perspective is not sufficient rather it demands a global governance system. To analyze my proposition, here I would like to use Bangladesh as a case of climate change because according to the IPCC report, Bangladesh would be the...

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