A. K. Enamul Haque is a professor of economics at East West University (Dhaka, Bangladesh), director of Economic Research Group, executive director of Asian Center for Development, and a member of the Steering Committee and the Advisory Committee of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE).
He is an environmental economist with teaching, research, and popular articles on climate change, agriculture and urban issues in developing countries with particular focus on South Asia in general and Bangladesh in particular.
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His talk is part of the Global Issues Symposium.
Many development projects in Bangladesh and other developing countries are now going through a process of ‘climate assessment’ for adaptation to climate change.
This talk will focus on non-structural adaptation options such as: a) capacity building among economic agents to deal with uncertainty through training and/or providing information; b) taking steps to modify behavior, such as changing crops during flood or drought time; c) changing institutions or regulation to reduce future risks, such as zoning of the cities; and d) building awareness in the community and preparing them to manage some of the local infrastructure, such as managing drainage congestion through community-based actions.
The talk will then explore how economic tools such as cost-benefit analysis can be used to develop efficient adaptation solutions.