Learning to Live in a Changing Climate: the Impact of Climate Change on Children in Bangladesh
The report aims to strengthen the generation and use of knowledge in improving programmes and policy advocacy for children affected by climate change. The report reveals the vulnerability of Bangladesh due to flooding, cyclones and river erosion and how climate change is aggravating the situation rapidly. It shows that between 2008 and 2014, around 4.7 million people were displaced while 70 per cent of Dhaka’s slum dwellers are environmental migrants. Moreover, climate change is threatening to reverse Bangladesh’s development gains towards universal access to primary education, health services, safe water, ending child marriage and child labour, and eradicating hunger and malnutrition.