Environment

March 8, 2020

Putting resilience in the hands of communities

Chittagong Hill Tracts is home to 11 different ethnic groups and has a population of 1.6 million. Around 70% of this population resides in the rural areas. They rely exclusively on natural resources for their daily sustenance.
January 26, 2020

One-stop solutions for women in hard-to-reach areas

Wetland regions are vulnerable to natural calamities throughout the year. BRAC’s integrated development programme provides training to people living in the haor region so that they can be climate-resilient.
January 15, 2020

Cyclone simulations save lives in coastal areas

If a cyclone hit, how should we react? Who will evacuate to cyclone shelters first? What will happen to livestock? BRAC’s cyclone simulation helps answer these questions well in advance to prepare for when disaster strikes.
December 2, 2019

The green envoy: A step towards an environmentally-friendly BRAC

Combatting the dynamics of climate change requires synergistic effort. At BRAC, we are ensuring that climate-resilient approaches are mainstreamed into all our development interventions.
October 13, 2019

Tackling the mental health crisis during a disaster

Bangladesh is the eighth worst affected country in the world in terms of natural disasters. Between 2008 and 2017, approximately 37 million people were affected.
October 3, 2019

Climate strike and the dengue outbreak: Is there a link?

Climate change is playing itself out in more ways than just hotter summers. Bangladesh has been experiencing it first-hand. For this country, millions of people coming together during the global #climatestrike holds incredible value.
September 24, 2019

The growing water gap in Dhaka, one of the world’s fastest growing cities

Dhaka is facing an impending water crisis. What can we do about it? BRAC Institute of Governance and Development’s latest State of Cities report focuses on water governance, how we use water and what the future of water in Dhaka looks like.
August 28, 2019

Young professionals come together for climate action

There are 1.8 billion young people in the world, aged between 10-24 years. Over two-third of this population reside in developing countries, where the impacts of climate change will be nothing short of dire in the near future.
August 25, 2019

Liberia’s crops against the rebellious weather

The Earth is getting warmer. The most vulnerable groups need to be equipped with the right tools to build resilience - but how?
July 28, 2019

How Liberia’s bushlands got a lush, green makeover

Cash for work presents as an opportunity to avoid the risk of poverty during times of financial distress. Our project in Liberia saw how this simple initiative can go a long way.
July 11, 2019

BRAC at the Dhaka meeting of Global Commission on Adaptation

The two-day international conference on climate change adaptation concluded today (11 July, Thursday) in Dhaka. The Global Commission on Adaptation which was launched in 2018 organised the conference in Dhaka on invitation from the Government of Bangladesh.
June 10, 2019

Beating air pollution

Air pollution is one of the greatest challenges of our time. With World Environment Day just past us, the call to action for cleaner air is more pressing than ever.