Bangladesh has been assessed as the most vulnerable country in the world to the effects of climate change. The worsening intensity of extreme weather events is already being felt by Bangladesh’s population, and will have an increasingly detrimental effect on socio-economic development, poverty reduction and security in the coming years. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fourth assessment report predicts that 1 million coastal people of Bangladesh will become climate refugees by 2050 due to sea level rise. Climate induced storms are predicted to impact on 0.6 million additional people annually, implying far greater investment in emergency assistance
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