More than nearly any country in the world, Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to the steadily growing effects of climate change.
The South, Southwest, and Southeast coastal regions are increasingly susceptible to frequent and severe tropical cyclones, rising sea level and saline intrusion. The Northwest Barind Tract is prone to drought, while the Northeast freshwater wetland alternately faces delayed rainfall or early flooding. The Central floodplains experience flooding, flash floods, and river bank erosion, the Hill Tracts have landslides and Bangladesh’s urban areas are damaged by drainage congestion.
The Community Climate Change Project is one of a group of initiatives in Bangladesh fighting these mounting threats by focusing on communities hit hardest by weather extremes and by helping people living in them adapt and survive.
CCCP invests in improving infrastructure, adapting agricultural practices and locating innovative sources of income, helping Bangladeshis in the most sensitive areas strengthen the resilience of their homes, livelihoods, food and water security, health, and well-being.