This atlas is a major output of Establishing a Climate Risk Screening System for Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into National Development Budgeting Activities in Bangladesh, under an ADB regional knowledge and support (capacity development) technical assistance. This atlas aims to promote the sustainable development of Bangladesh’s agriculture and water resources sectors and their various components, by enhancing the understanding of stakeholders on the variability of climate change scenarios, other hazards, exposures, vulnerabilities, and their combinations as risks, to which these sectors are exposed.
This Atlas is composed of Hazards—Volume I and Exposures, Vulnerabilities, and Risks—Volume II containing spatial information and thematic maps for assessing development in the agriculture and water sectors. This two-volume Atlas is intended to support the formulation of co-beneficial options for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management in Bangladesh. The geospatial maps of Bangladesh based from the geographic information system (GIS) presented in this two-volume atlas will be very useful for the country’s policymakers and development partners, in crafting climate change and disaster resilient overall development plans.