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Environmental Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh, The

Selim, Samiya A.
Saha, Shantanu Kumar
Sultana, Rumana
Roberts, Carolyn

978 0 429 87240 2
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Publication date:
16 July 2018

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This book examines the key Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) relating to environmental sustainability and provides a cutting-edge assessment of current progress with the view of achieving these goals by 2030. Within South Asia, the book pays particular attention to Bangladesh, as a country representative of emerging economies which are struggling to meet their goals. Drawing on the three pillars of sustainability, the volume addresses the following goals: Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water and Life on Land (Goals 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15). The book examines where progress has been made and why some key targets have not been achieved or will be difficult to achieve. The chapters focus on environmental sustainability in different sectors such as agriculture, renewable energy, fisheries and aquaculture and natural resource management. The aim of this volume is to highlight key lessons and recommendations on how research in the various sectors can feed into the pathway of meeting the SDGs highlighted in this book. The analysis derived from Bangladesh can be used as a reference point for other developing nations in Asia, and globally, with a view to guiding policy for the achievement of the SGDs. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable development and climate change, as well as practitioners and policymakers involved in sustainable development and disaster management.

Table of contents: 

Introduction Joy Bhowmik, Shantanu Kumar Saha, and Carolyn Roberts Part 1: Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation Chapter 1 | Drinking Water Supply Through Reverse Osmosis Technology: A Solution for Water Shortages in Coastal Rural Areas of Bangladesh Md. Shamsuzzoha, Md. Rasheduzzaman, and Rajan Chandra Ghosh Part 2: Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy Chapter 2 | Application of Sustainable Energy Paradigm Through Solar Bottle Light: A Case Study from Dhaka, Bangladesh Md Jakariya, Sajid Iqbal, Navojit Dastidar, and Mohammad Sujauddin Part 3: Sustainable Development Goal 12: Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Chapter 3 | Feasibility of Solar-Biomass Hybrid Cold Storage for Unelectrified Rural Areas of Bangladesh Priyanka Chowdhury, Andrew Jenkins, and Zainu Sadia Islam Part 4: Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action Chapter 4 | Discerning the Mayhem: Negotiating Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sharmi Palit Chapter 5| Assessment of the Climate Change Induced Vulnerabilities of Coastal Regions and Adaptation Practices of Arable Agriculture in Bangladesh Sabrina Zaman, Mohammad Sujauddin, and Nazmul Ahsan Khan Chapter 6 | Exploring Local Drought and Adaptation Measures in the Northwest Region of Bangladesh Md. Shafiqul Islam, and Carolyn Roberts Chapter 7 | Household Level Coping Strategies for Flood Disaster: A Study on the Padma River Islands of Bangladesh Rumana Sultana, Md Shafiul Alam, and Samiya Ahmed Selim Part 5: Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life below Water, and Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land Chapter 8 | Meanings, Opportunities and Challenges of Cultural Ecosystem Services-Based Coastal Management in the Sundarbans Mangroves, Bangladesh: Management priorities for achieving SDGs 14 and 15 Shamik Chakravarty, Shantanu Kumar Saha, and Samiya Ahmed Selim Chapter 9 | Assessment of Ecosystem Service Value in Southwest Coastal Bangladesh Md. Wahidur Rahman Khan, Md. Ali Akber, Md. Atikul Islam, Md. Munsur Rahman, and Mohammad Rezaur Rahman Chapter 10 | Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Sustainable Management of Mangroves in Bangladesh: Opportunities and Challenges Kazi Humayun Kabir, Sharmin Aftab, and Shantanu Kumar Saha


Samiya Ahmed Selim is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD), University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh . Shantanu Kumar Saha is Assistant Professor at the Center for Sustainable Development, University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh. Rumana Sultana is Assistant Professor at the Center for Sustainable Development, University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh. Carolyn Roberts is the Frank Jackson Professor of the Environment at Gresham College, UK, as well as a Senior Scientist at the UK Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Keele University, UK.




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