Climate change related migration in Bangladesh
The Climate change-related migration in Bangladesh project, undertaken by researchers in RMMRU and the University of Sussex, aims to strengthen the ability of the Government of Bangladesh to understand, plan for and respond to climate-induced migration. At the same time the research will provide information about the best ways to reduce vulnerability and build resilience of the Bangladeshi people to withstand the impact of climate change.
Researchers will focus on four case study locations: flood plain areas in Dhaka, rural river communities in Sirajgoni, the coastal belt of Khulna and the drought prone region of Naogaon. The project will produce qualitative and quantitative evidence on climate change and migration in Bangladesh, identify policy gaps relating to climate change and migration in Bangladesh, and make appropriate policy recommendations that will both minimise the costs and risks associated with migration in response to climate change, and maximise the contribution of migration to building adaptive capacity.
Tasneem Siddiqui explains climate-induced migration research in Bangladesh for "Years of Living Dangerously"
The documentary series Years of Living Dangerously featured Dr Tasneem Siddiqui explaining climate-induced migration in Bangladesh to actor Michael C. Hall of ‘Dexter’ fame. The full length programme was broadcast on Showtime Networks on Monday 2 June. Watch this 2 minute bonus footage from the programme. See also: 'Why I care'
Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh – Living on the go
Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh – Living on the go is a 12 minute film by tve (Television Trust for the Environment) based on the project led by Migrating out of Poverty core Partner, RMMRU. Commissioned by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, the film explores whether public policy options are available to protect migrants’ livelihoods in conditions of climate-related stress. It depicts the research team as they travel down the Kholpetua River to Gabura to talk with climate-affected families, then visit migrant workers in the cities to hear how they are making ends meet.