Exploring vulnerability-resilience-livelihood nexus in the face of climate change: A multi-criteria analysis for Mongla, Bangladesh

Nur Mohammad Ha-Mim, Md Zakir Hossain, Khan Rubayet Rahaman, Bishawjit Mallick*

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Abstract

This article illustrates the critical findings of an empirical investigation of resilience, vulnerability, and livelihood nexus in one of the worst cyclone-affected sub-districts "Mongla" in Bangladesh. Results obtained from the survey conducted in 2018 and 2019 explore the co-existence of climate change vulnerability and resilience at the rural household level. Additionally, the study identifies the role of assets (e.g., land, cash, and livestock) in order to enhance the resilience of poor inhabitants. Quantitative data have been collected using structured and semi-structured interviews. The outcome of the study demonstrates that the relationships between vulnerability and resilience are very complex and exist in the study area. An exciting outcome has revealed that in some places, more vulnerable people exhibit higher resilience capacity and vice versa. Furthermore, this research emphasizes that local livelihood systems may be improved if appropriate policies are considered by local government organizations in collaboration with multiple stakeholders. Consequently, the local citizens have to play their critical role to assist government policies in order to enhance resilience at the community level. Moreover, local residents can have a better understanding of their livelihood issues in the face of climate change.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7054
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2020

Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • Index
  • Mongla
  • Multi-criteria analysis
  • Nexus
  • Resilience
  • Vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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