alexa Abstract | Climate Change Effect in Physical and Natural Capital: A Study on Urban Poor in Dhaka City of Bangladesh
ISSN: 2167-0587

Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters
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Abstract

A study was conducted on the physical and natural capital in urban slum to assess the effect of climate change on the capitals. Four slums of Dhaka city were selected as the study area. The study was followed a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods. A stratified random sampling technique was assumed to collect data from the slums. Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Key Informants Interview (KII) and case study tools were employed for the qualitative study. By following the DFID five sustainable livelihood approaches, the research was concerned with physical and natural capital. The main findings of this study revealed that the slum dwellers are normally victim of flood, water logging, heat stress and erratic rainfall effects in their household. The study identifies that due to change in climate, the shelter becomes affected by both heavy and normal rain and poor drainage systems of the slum make it more vulnerable and create water logging. It was found that slum dwellers face problems in water collection during high temperature and water logging. The present findings indicate that the slum dwellers are enduring and combating with the daily livelihood problems.

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Author(s): Suraiya Yasmin

Keywords

Climate change, Slum dweller, Livelihood, Water logging, Environment-society relations, Governance, Nature conceptions, Social-ecological systems, Inter-species agency

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