Climate change adaptation measures in Barisal, Bangladesh
Rapid urban growth poses several challenges for the city of Barisal in Bangladesh. Natural disasters are a major detrimental factor to sustainable growth for the coastal region, including Barisal’s economy. The main causes are a combination of natural processes and increasing anthropogenic pressures, such as a rapidly growing waterfront development. In addition, land use planning and regulation are weak and combined with population growth and urbanisation pressures this has led to an unsustainable urban development.