Bangladesh is a role model for development in the world under the dynamic leadership of our
Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. With the current pace of development, Bangladesh is set to
be recognised as a developed nation by 2041. However, climate change remains a major concern for Bangladesh. References to impact of climate change say, Bangladesh’s economy is more at risk to
climate change than any other country.
Mangrove forests are extremely important coastal resources in the tropical and sub-tropical areas of the World. This forest supports more than seventy direct human needs starting from fuelwood collection to fisheries. Mangrove forests also play important ecological roles through protecting lives and properties of the coastal communities from the devastating tropical cyclones, tusnami and tidal surges. These forests help in reducing soil erosion, stabilizing the coast, and facilitating sediment accretion and enhance carbon sequestration. At the same time, mangrove forests support the productivity of coastal aquatic ecosystem. Therefore, mangrove forests are vital for the sustainable socio‐economic development in the coastal areas.
This study would not have been possible without the technical support and advice of the whole ICBAAR project team and many more.
Special gratitude to all Partner Government Officials, Local representatives and Project beneficiaries for their sincere feedback and time.