Community perspectives on climate resilience in Bangladesh

This report presents key findings and insights from a series of short surveys to gauge people's evolving sense of the way things are panning out for them on the ground to build a 36-degree perspective on local climate resilience. The analysis of the data includes follow-up with community members to determine what they might recommend doing differently, and workshops with programme implementers and officials, aiming for corrective action. The survey found that after years of adaptation work led by non-governmental and government bodies, the people targeted by these programmes do feel better able to deal with the precarities caused by climate change. Many point to progress in areas like cyclone warnings and flood-protection infrastructure. Overall, though, they consider these interventions inadequate in the face of multiple and inter-related challenges, from flooding and extreme heat to the ability to make a living or relocate to safer ground.