Climate Change Impact And Disaster Vulnerabilities In The Coastal Areas Of Bangladesh

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Geo-Social Context of Bangladesh’s Coast

The coastal areas of Bangladesh is different from rest of the country not only because of its unique geo-physical characteristics but also for different sociopolitical consequences that often limits people’s access to endowed resources and perpetuate risk and vulnerabilities. Coastal areas include coastal plain islands, tidal flats, estuaries, neretic and offshore waters. It extends to the edge of a wide (about 20 km) continental self. A vast river network, a dynamic estuarine system and a drainage basin intersect the coastal zone, which made coastal ecosystem as a potential source of natural resources, diversified fauna and floral composition, though there also have immense risk of natural disasters.

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