Given its geophysical location, low deltaic flood plain, and erratic monsoon rainfall Bangladesh is vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Since 1990, the country has experienced a rise in sea level, intensified precipitation, and runoff variability causing massive floods in the rainy season and severe drought in the dry season. Further, the country's large population with low gross domestic product per capita ($641 in 2010) makes Bangladesh's economy highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
As of 2005, the energy sector was the largest contributor of carbon dioxide emissions at 36,071 gigagrams or 56% of the total. As projected by the Asia Least-Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy study3 using 1990 as the base year, the energy sector's greenhouse gas emissions will increase sevenfold and its percentage contribution to total emissions will increase over time up to 2020. This trend implies that the impact of climate change caused by the energy sector will intensify.
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