Bangladesh is considered one of the countries most adversely affected by climate change. Not only geographic features represented by vast low-lying areas along Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna deltas, but socio-economic status such as inadequate infrastructure, low level of social development, lack of institutional capacity and a high dependency on natural resources make the country more vulnerable to climate stimuli. Though Bangladesh has made steady progress in terms of social and economic development and poverty alleviation, the country as a whole, and in particular poorer communities, could suffer the earliest and most from climate change impacts, negating these past achievements. Therefore, strengthening resilience to climate change is central to the development and poverty reduction agenda.
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