Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 05/2013

Security implications of climate change: A case study of Bangladesh

A.N.M. Muniruzzaman

April 2013

Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies


Climate change is a major non-traditional security (NTS) challenge for Bangladesh. Sea level rise, and the possible loss of land mass, represents an existential threat to the country. More immediately, thousands of people are directly and indirectly suffering from the impacts of climate events. This NTS Policy Brief highlights key climate change-related challenges facing Bangladesh. It goes on to provide policy recommendations for governmental as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) dealing with the climate vulnerabilities experienced by Bangladesh.