Bangladesh faces multi-dimentional challenges related to population growth, rapid urbanisation, land use change, and natural hazards. But, the severity of these challenges is event more intense given the likely climate change in terms of salinity intrusion, sea level rise, scarcity of fresh water, and increasing frequent of extreme events.
As a citizen of Dhaka, she has witnessed how the city has been growing in an unplanned manner. So, she has tried to learn about these issues and tried to assess why this happens and what we can do as individuals.
Our cities are expanding in all directions, urbanising at a fast pace, at the cost of environmental degradation, giving way to climate change. The climate change impacts are multi dimensional , the major physical impact will be from the temperature increase and sea level rise. It is predicted that around 40 million people will be affected in India by 2050. The coastal cities will be most affected, especially when there is vast income disparities. Mumbai City is one of the most vulnerable city to sea level rise. Mangroves are the key climate change resilience component for coastal cities.