Participatory environmental governance and climate change adaptation: mainstreaming of tidal river management in South-West Bangladesh
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CitationHaque, K. N. H., Chowdhury, F. A., & Khatun, K. R. (2015). Participatory environmental governance and climate change adaptation: Mainstreaming of tidal river management in south-west bangladesh. Land and disaster management strategies in asia (pp. 189-208) doi:10.1007/978-81-322-1976-7_13
Climate change as a human-induced phenomenon in one hand and the government to governance shift on the other, participatory environmental governance involving wider and deeper participation of civil society in environmental governance can be crucial in climate change adaptation. As illustrated by Paani Committee’s (PC) movement for mainstreaming of tidal river management (TRM), civil society organisations (CSOs) often have to secure participation in environmental governance through mobilisations and movement. Their participation can also involve policy or governance innovation such as incorporating indigenous knowledge-based flood and water management approach as TRM that is also useful as a climate change adaptation approach.